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2017 Program Outcomes

Program Outcome Survey Results

Since its founding in 1988, Bridge Communities has helped more than 800 families successfully cross the bridge from homelessness to self-sufficiency, permanent housing and financial stability.  In 1999, Bridge began to survey client families one year after they graduated the two-year Transitional Housing Program.  Results from clients who graduated the Program in 2016 indicate that while in the Transitional Housing Program, Bridge client families developed the skills necessary to live productive, self-sufficient lives.

Housing, Employment, Debt Management and Educational Outcomes


100% of clients who graduated the Program in the past year were able to maintain stable housing

39% fair market housing 
17% subsidized housing
9% living with a relative
13% owns a home
22% in Bridge Communities Pathways program


91% of former clients were able to maintain stable employment

82% are employed full-time 
9% are employed part-time
9% did not disclose employment status

Debt Management

Only 30% of former clients reported an increased level of debt since they left the Program. 

52% debt remained the same or decreased
17% did not disclose debt status


26% of clients have improved or advanced their education since exiting the Program.
Of those, 17% earned a degree or certification

The mission of Bridge Communities is to transition homeless families to self-sufficiency by working with partners to provide mentoring, housing, and supportive services.