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2020 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 2020. By the time these families left Bridge Communities:

  • 78% of adults had improved or maintained stable employment
  • 78% of households had improved or maintained household income (median income moved from $2,382 to $2,860)
  • 81% of households had reduced debt or maintained zero debt (median debt moved from $20,006 to $9,401)
  • 81% of families saw ther savings increase during their time in Bridge (median savings moved from $0 to $11,000)
  • 92% of families exited the program to permanent housing
  • 85% of clients reported satisfaction with quality of life
  • 74% of households maintained or improved nutritional wellbeing
  • 100% reported improvement in decision making skills
  • 90% reported improvement in managing finances
  • 100% reported they had developed a trusting relationship with a mentor
  • 80% reported success in goal striving and achievement 

A single adult supporting two children would need to earn $31.69 per hour to make a livable wage and afford permanent sustainable housing in DuPage County.  The average income when our families enter the Bridge Communities Transitional Housing Program is $14/hour - well below a living wage.