Studies show that families are at greatest risk of relapsing into homelessness during the first two years after leaving a shelter.
We launched our Bridges AfterCare program in 2008 to address this risk, known as recidivism.
AfterCare offers families who successfully complete our Shelter program the chance to “opt in” for extended case management and access to supportive services, for up to 24 months after they move into permanent housing.
Bridges AfterCare helps families eliminate barriers to maintaining stable housing, and build the skills and community connections that they need to put homelessness behind them, forever.
AfterCare has been crucial to the ongoing success of many families we serve.