The Bridge for Youth is a combination of onsite shelter and housing services for youth experiencing homelessness and outreach services on the street and in the community to meet youth in the familiarity of their community, providing timely and fluid assistance and support.
The Bridge is a welcoming place to all youth, including runaway, BIPOC, LGBTQ, pregnant, and parenting youth. On call 24/7/365, The Bridge has counselors available to listen, help youth determine the next best step, and if emergency shelter is what is needed.
The mission of The Bridge for Youth centers youth voice, justice, and equity in all we do, and empowers youth experiencing homelessness through safe shelter, basic needs, and healthy relationships.
When you can’t go home, when you feel shut out, when you just need a break, The Bridge for Youth is a safe and accepting place that’s open and available whenever you need us—24/7/365—at no charge.
Supportive Housing for Youth
The Bridge offers longer-term supportive housing options for unaccompanied homeless pregnant and parenting youth and their children (ages 0-3).
Outreach and Support
The Bridge offers a variety of outreach & support services: Street and site-based outreach, school partnerships, community education; aftercare, weekly support groups; specialized services for crime victims, LGBTQ+, sexually exploited youth; and, the Work Ambassador employment program.
The Mobile Youth Outreach Center
Bringing services directly to youth, The Mobile Youth Outreach Center provides mobile intervention to meet immediate basic needs – healthy food, gender affirming clothing, resources for harm reduction and safety planning, assessments and referrals, case management, and most importantly, connection through both 1:1 in-person and virtual support.