Boulder Bridge House

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Ready to Work Boulder

Homelessness in Aurora & Boulder, CO.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 20 to 25% of the homeless population in the United States suffers from some form of severe mental illness.

Chronic mental illness is one of the four main sub types of homeless persons; the others being the street people, chronic alcoholics, and the situationally distressed.

In a study in Western societies, homeless people have a higher prevalence of mental illness when compared to the general population.

It is estimated that 20-25% of homeless people, compared with 6% of the non-homeless, have severe mental illness.

Those with mental illness or substance abuse problems were found to be incarcerated at a higher frequency than the general population.

Bridge House Ready to Work House and Employment Center

1. Purchased and renovated by Bridge House, this new community will house 48 individuals working in the Ready to Work program, providing housing and employment services to 38 men and 10 women.

2. Ready to Work is Bridge House's employment program that provides paid jobs, vocational training and support services to individuals re-entering the workforce and stable housing.

3. Ready to Work is recognized as a best practice nationally and locally.

4. Ready to Work operates two businesses - exterior maintenance and food service.

5. Individuals will live at Ready to Work House for about one year and will be working, participating in case management, financial management and vocational development as a condition of residency.

6. Residents will be screened, selected based on eligibility for Ready to Work and participating in program services prior to residency.

7. All residents of 4747 Table Mesa will be provided paid work for up to 29 hours per week, attend classes, pay room and board, and participate in maintaining the building.

Ready to Work Boulder, 4747 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, CO 80305
Ready to Work Aurora, 3176 S Peoria Ct, Aurora, CO 80014
Ready to Work Phone: 720-309-1752

Bridge House, Ready to Work in Boulder and Aurora Colorado 

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Ready to Work Boulder

Bridge House's Ready to Work house and employment Center opened its doors for the first time in 2015 and under the leadership of Isabel McDevitt has brought the homeless that sought help from Ready to Work in Boulder to a point in life that many never thought they would reach, removing "less" from homeless.


The facility that Ready to Work in Boulder operates out of was purchased and renovated by Bridge House, this new community was meant to house 48 individuals working at the Ready to Work Boulder facility providing housing and employment services to 38 men and 10 women.

Those wishing to join the Ready to Work Boulder program as a resident are screened, selected based on eligibility for Ready to Work Boulder and participating in program services prior to residency. Those hopeful on being accepted into Ready to Work Boulder must also go through an internship that can span from just a few days to weeks with the varying amounts of time due to every resident of Ready to Work Boulder has a program tailored specifically to their needs.

Ready to Work in Boulder is Bridge House's employment program that provides paid jobs, vocational training and support services to individuals re-entering the workforce while they work with Bridge House case management on finding out what they require in order to reach their ultimate goal of securing stable housing.

Individuals will live at Ready to Work Boulder house for about one year and will be working, participating in case management, financial management and vocational development as a condition of residency.

All residents of 4747 Table Mesa will be provided paid work for up to 29 hours per week, attend classes, pay room and board, and participate in maintaining the Ready to Work Boulder facility. Since Bridge House operates two separate businesses - exterior maintenance and food service, there are a variety of job positions open to residents of Ready to Work Boulder during their time in the program.

A new Bridge HouseReady to Work house and employment Center is opening at 3176 S Peoria Ct, in Aurora, Colorado to replicate the same success for the community of Aurora that the Ready to Work program has done in Boulder.

Isabel McDevitt is the CEO of Bridge House in Boulder, Colorado and is the Creator and ongoing developer of Ready to Work house and employment Centers and programs for the homeless

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