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Bridges To Success

Did you know that homeless services for just one person can cost $31,000 a year? But, just providing permanent, supportive housing to that same person costs $10,000 per year. That is a savings of $21,000 for each family that we help through Bridges To Success.
 
Bridges To Success, a nationally accredited program, provides permanent housing for families in Royal Palm Beach and the Glades area of Palm Beach County. Clients enrolled in this program have been diagnosed with a medical or psychological disability that impairs their ability to be self-sufficient. Once housing is secured, we work with clients and other organizations to help them on their path to self-sufficiency.

Project Outcomes

– In 2019, Families First Bridges To Success Program served 10 families that included 14 children and 16 adults.

– 100% of the families maintained a safe and functional living space and permanent housing for the year.

– One family successfully exited permanent supportive housing in 2019.

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If you would like to learn more about Bridges to Success, please call: 
Takela Golson, Program Coordinator
 
 
Additional Resources
All referrals for permanent supportive housing goes through the Homeless Resource Center (HRC) also known as the Lewis Center. Call the HRC at 561-904-7900 or Toll Free: 855-539-4772.
To address any homeless needs, email: assist@lewiscenterpbc.org
 
How You Can Help

DONATE, VOLUNTEER, GET INVOLVED

Our programs rely on contributions from our community.

If you are able to donate to Families First, please contribute here.

If you are able to volunteer at our programs or events, contact us here.

Thank you!

“I wanted to first say thank you to Families First for helping me in 2011 when I was about to be homeless. At that time, I was very sick with a heart issue and could not work. Through the program, they took away the stress of not having a place for me and my three children so I could concentrate on getting healthier and being able to become independent again. Families First had several programs that helped me to be more stable. I still have heart issues, but I was able to find a work-from-home job and soon was able to buy my very first home. Families first is a blessing for me! I went from homeless and a credit score of 450 to buying my very first home and a 760-credit score. Thank you so much!”
T. Burris