CASE MANAGEMENT AND
A CASE FOR YOUR SUPPORT
" From the very beginning , Bridges has
been about connecting with people on
a human level.”
FY2019 IMPACT PROJECTS
225 BREAKING THE CYCLE OF
POVERTY & HOMELESSNESS
TO NYC, With $25,000, our professional Case Management
NEWARK & Team can partner with 10 clients and connect them
IRVINGTON to programs and services that will enable them to lift
themselves out of homelessness - permanently.
ON THE STREETS CONNECTION TO HOUSING
36 With $10,000, our team can shepherd a homeless client
through their application for a housing voucher, connect
PEOPLE CONNECTED them to an apartment and equip their new home.
TO HOUSING WHO
ARE NOW FORMERLY $10,000
16 & READINESS
PEOPLE EMPLOYED AS With $5,000, our Wise Women Program can train and
HOME HEALTH AIDES prepare three women for careers as Home Health Aides.
For graduates, this represents a dramatic change in
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Our Street Outreach, often called “Runs”, is at the core
of our efforts. Each Run costs approximately $1,000 to
perform. This regular, consistent presence four times
a week is essential to our long-term success with this
WHAT SETS US APART
With every person we encounter who is experiencing
homelessness, we connect with the individual based on their
specific needs - and we stay with them to ensure their lasting
success. From the very beginning, Bridges has been about
connecting with people on a human level.
Street Outreach “Runs” Housing Vouchers
More than 200 times a year, our volunteer teams engage Over seven months in 2019, our
with people experiencing homelessness right where they professional Case Managers at Project
are -- on the street, bringing food and supplies. These Connect worked over 2,500 hours to
interactions build trust, and may even open the door to select 10 qualified disabled homeless
working with our Case Managers to change their lives. women, work with them through the
application, and guide them through
200x+ the process to receive the ten housing
vouchers granted to Bridges by the
Our Street Outreach Runs occur more City of Newark. Within 7 months,
than 200 times each year. 9 individuals were housed. We’re
thrilled to be able to achieve these
" We will stay alongside our client
Management to ensure their end
" Ms. Santiago lost her apartment four
years ago when the building she lived
in was condemned due to having an
absentee landlord. We are very proud
that she was the first client we housed
36 Built For Zero
People connected to Ending Chronic Homelessness
housing who are now
formerly homeless Bridges is spearheading the effort to end homelessness in New Jersey’s
ts in long-term Case largest city: Newark.
during success and
We will pilot a specific program in 2020 starting with a small group
of our homeless neighbors. Following the blueprint of the successful
“Built for Zero” campaign, we hope to facilitate a stronger connection
to services and agencies that will result in sustainable housing for this
group in the coming year.
We hope to take the learnings from this pilot to expand further,
eventually serving the over 2,000 homeless in Newark to connect them
to the resources they need to become housed.
Audited financials of past years can be found at bridgesoutreach.org
STRATEGY BUDGET % DESCRIPTION
CONNECT $269,336 28% Engage with people experiencing
homelessness right on the streets
SERVE $365,314 37% where too many of them sleep.
SYSTEMS CHANGE $150,000 16% Case Management: Connecting
people experiencing homelessness
TRAIN $38,318 4% with IDs and official documents,
FUNDRAISE $47,898 5% shelter, benefits, medical care, and
MANAGE $95,000 10% housing.
Advocacy and partnership-building
to break the cycle of poverty and
homelessness in the areas we serve.
Employment training for able-bodies
people who were or are experiencing
Invest in the future of Bridges
through sustainable growth.
Invest in a healthy organization with
OUR CLIENTS ARE
THANKFUL FOR YOU
" I am thankful to Bridges for clothes I
can wear on interviews.”
" I am thankful to Bridges for
getting me trained as a home
health aide - and employed!”
" I am thankful to Bridges for helping
me get a home.”
ENDING HOMELESSNESS THROUGH
OUTREACH, CASE MANAGEMENT AND
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