TOGETHER, WE’RE OPENING DOORS FOR HOMELESS FAMILIES IN CUMBERLAND, DAUPHIN & YORK COUNTIES!

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We are ending family homelessness in Cumberland, Dauphin & York counties!


Bridge of Hope Harrisburg Area offers a long-term program to single mothers and their children experiencing homelessness in Cumberland, Dauphin and York counties. Through rental assistance on a decreasing basis that leads to safe and sustainable housing, a strengths-based and holistic case management approach focusing on financial literacy, further education, increased earning power with sustainable employment, and building family resilience, the Bridge of Hope Harrisburg Area program offers single mothers a hand-up through resources that keep her family housed while she does the hard work of meeting goals toward ending homelessness permanently and being able to sustain her family on her own.

Families are housed in safe, permanent housing within 60 days from when they join our program. We match each family with six to ten Neighboring Volunteers from local Christian Faith Communities who offer a network of supportive relationships as mom works to reach the goals she creates with our professionally trained Case Manager. This three-way partnership between the family facing homelessness, Neighboring Volunteers and our Case Manager offers the support families need while they work hard to attain three main outcomes at graduation from our program: 

Safe & Sustainable Housing | Strong & Resilient Families | Supportive Relationships

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Bridge of Hope Network-wide Outcomes FY 2018-19

206

Women & Children Served

81%

of exiting families had sustainable housing

93%

of exiting families were employed

376

Neighboring Volunteers

Stories of Hope

Laura’s Story

Laura was the first in her family to graduate from high school, then college. In her mid-20s, she was a full-time paralegal raising a toddler when an unexpected cancer diagnosis plunged her into financial distress. Told she earned too much to qualify for public assistance, she and her son had been living out of their car for months when someone mentioned Bridge of Hope.

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Some of the best things in my life came out of the hardest times... I'm thankful every single day for Bridge of Hope.

Participant, Bridge of Hope Harrisburg Area