Bridges to Change works to strengthen individuals and families affected by addictions, mental health, poverty and homelessness. They provide peer mentors, housing, and treatment to their clients. In partnership with the City of Beaverton, Bridges has served the city in the following ways during the COVID-19 pandemic:
- Provided 50 clients struggling with unemployment, low wages and health issues with rental assistance through a Social Service Funding grant, which allowed clients to focus on their recovery first and foremost.
- Offered a resource van twice a week at city locations, including the Beaverton Municipal Court and Beaverton City Library, to connect community members with immediate food and clothing needs, in addition to helping them get connected with various organizations in the community.
- Partnered with the Beaverton Severe Weather Shelter to connect guests with peer mentors and housing opportunities. Several guests were able to transition into housing through this connection.
For more information and for where to find the outreach van in Beaverton, visit www.bridgestochange.com.