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2021 Program Outcomes

Program Outcome Results

We monitor our clients’ progress throughout their time in Bridge Communities. The statistics below reflect the progress of the clients who exited Bridge Communities in 2021. By the time these families left Bridge Communities:

  • 79% of adults exited with stable to thriving employment
  • 68% of households had improved or maintained household income (median income moved from $1,948 to $2,904)
  • 79% of households had reduced debt or maintained zero debt (median debt moved from $19,592 to $5,319), with 76% exiting with credit score of 640 or higher
  • 89% of families saw their savings increase during their time in Bridge (median savings moved from $0 to $13,930), with 63% exiting with $8,000 in savings
  • 90% of families exited the program to permanent housing
  • 77% of clients reported satisfaction with their quality of life
  • 90% reported safe to thriving child well-being at their time of exit
  • 92% reported improvement in decision-making skills
  • 92% reported improvement in managing finances
  • 100% reported they had developed a trusting relationship with a mentor
  • 92% reported success in goal striving and achievement 

The vast majority of our families are headed by single moms. Their average age is 29. Last year, while at least 68% of those who entered our program have at least some postsecondary school if not higher education degrees, their average income at entry was $14/hour - well below a living wage.