Bringing Recovery into Diverse Groups through Engagement and Support

Apr 2017 |
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Second Annual Report: Preliminary Findings

The BRIDGES program provides evidence-based permanent supportive housing and supported employment services to chronically homeless individuals with substance use or co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders in Snohomish, Pierce and Kitsap counties.  This second report about the BRIDGES program describes baseline participant characteristics and services along with self-reported housing, employment and substance use outcomes for the 153 individuals enrolled during the first two years of the program. Six months after enrollment, participants reported improvement in both housing and employment. Just under half (45 percent) of participants reported they were housed after 6 months of program participation, up from 3 percent at program intake. Twenty-three percent of participants were employed at 6-months, up from 10 percent at intake.

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