It is difficult to measure the true impact produced by the substance-use disorder treatment services provided at Bridge House / Grace House.
Consider the negative effects that substance-use disorder has on so many of our citizens, not only those who are engaged in or fighting addiction themselves, but the collateral effects that these individuals have on crime, health, housing, families, education and overall economic development. In 2020, Bridge House / Grace House provided substance-use disorder treatment to 402 men and 255 women. The graphs below reflect the impact treatment has had on their lives as well as our community as a whole.
Reduced Frequency of Use
Pre-treatment, 100% of residents reported using drugs or alcohol. Upon exit of treatment, 3% of men and 1% of women used drugs and/or alcohol. Upon entering treatment at Bridge House / Grace House, 50.5% of residents reported a history of IV drug use.
Reduced Criminal Activity
Pre-treatment, 90% of men and 50% of women report criminal activity. Upon exit of treatment, 1% of men and 0% of women report criminal activity. Upon entering treatment at Bridge House / Grace House, residents have been arrested an average of 8.1 times.
Pre-treatment, 2% of men and 1.5% of women had employment income. Upon exit of treatment, 31% of men and 18% of women had employment income. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, employment opportunities were partially impeded.
Increased Stability of Housing
Pre-treatment, 16% of men and 16% of women had stable housing situations. Upon exit of treatment, 62% of men and 56% of women are in stable housing situations. Upon entering treatment at Bridge House / Grace House, 43.9% of residents were homeless.
Increased Social Support
Pre-treatment, 14% of men and 10% of women reported having involvement in social/recovery support activities; as compared to 73% of men and 65% of women post-treatment. Upon exiting treatment, residents should have a recovery related support group independent of Bridge House / Grace House.