The Bridge Shelter’s primary goal is connecting those we serve to appropriate permanent housing, as quickly as possible, in a dignified, safe and non-judgmental environment.
The program is designed to serve vulnerable homeless individuals who are single adults, 18 years and older, and those living outdoors, or in a place not meant for human habitation. We offer literally homeless individuals/households the basic needs for shelter, hygiene, food and meals, secure and accessible storage, and enhanced supportive services/case management. The program allows clients to come and go 24-hours a day as desired and bring partners, pets, and possessions.
The Bridge Shelter is committed to operating under all Homeless Best Practices, including Harm-Reduction and Trauma-Informed Care. This low barrier shelter operates from a strict Housing First approach, in which shelter and housing are offered to people experiencing homelessness without preconditions such as sobriety, mental health treatment, or service participation requirements.
Clients are referred to the program by Coordinated Entry for All (CEA), the Navigation team, and other designated referral organizations.