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2020 Program Statistics

January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020

Intake/Housing:

110 families in housing (including Pathways)

117 adults in housing

217 children in housing

37 new families entered program in 2020 (7 during shelter-in-place order)

Location of Transitional Housing Program buildings: Addison, Glendale Heights, Glen Ellyn, Lombard, Naperville, Westmont, and Woodridge

Employment:

57 clients received employment training via job readiness workshops, one-on-one counseling, resume development and more

39 clients landed 40 full-time positions 

14 clients landed 18 part-time positions 

Adult Education:

3 clients received college degrees

2 clients earned professional certifications or graduated from vocational training

33 clients enrolled in college or vocational training classes

7 clients enrolled in ELL and/or GED classes

Children's Program:

138 children received home visits from the children's team (virtual or in-person)

53 children engaged in developmental assessment 

29 children received academic tutoring

34 families were assisted with childcare subsidies

22 children received mental health support services

19 adolescents participated in post-secondary education and career support

25 adults attended parenting workshops

89% of Bridge grads responding to our surveys reported growing in their parenting skills while in Bridge

100% of the parents responding to our surveys reported their children's academic performance improved

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.