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 the necessary supportive services based on their own unique needs. Every family has their own story. Some need assistance for just a few weeks, while others need longer term support. Taking time to carefully evaluate the family’s situation is crucial to provide them the appropriate care.
We focus our work with AfterCare families on finances, education and health — three pillars of long-term independence.
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.