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’s 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.
In 2017, Families First served 10 families that included 14 children and 15 adults. 100% of the families maintained a safe and functional living space and permanent housing for the year.