2016 Program Outcomes
Program Outcome Survey Results
Since its founding in 1988, Bridge Communities has helped more than 750 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 2015 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
98% of clients who graduated the Program in the past year were able to maintain stable housing
40% fair market housing
5% subsidized housing
23% living with a relative
15% owns a home
15% in Bridge Communities Pathways program
93% of former clients were able to maintain stable employment
78% are employed full-time
15% are employed part-time
7% did not disclose employment status
Only 22% of former clients reported an increased level of debt since they left the Program. Of that figure, 66% increased debt only due to purchasing a home.
48% debt remained the same or decreased
30% did not disclose debt status
20% of clients have improved or advanced their education since exiting the Program.
Of those, 5% earned a degree or certification
Bridge Communities is a program that transforms lives of homeless families. Surveys completed in 2015 show that, one year after graduating from the Bridge program:
- 100% of graduates maintained stable housing
- 94% of graduates maintained stable employment