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 2019, Bridge House / Grace House provided substance-use disorder treatment to 396 men and 302 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 2.1% of men and 1% of women used drugs or alcohol.
Reduced Criminal Activity
Before entry into Bridge House / Grace House 67% of men and 51% of women report criminal activity. Upon exiting Bridge House / Grace House 1% of men and .25% of women report criminal activity. Intake data shows that our residents have been arrested an average of 9.04 times when entering treatment.
Pre-treatment 1.2% of men and 1% of women had employment income. Upon exit of treatment 33% of men and 24% of women had employment income.
Increased Stability of Housing
Before entering Bridge House / Grace House 18% of men and 14% of women had stable housing situations. Upon exiting Bridge House / Grace House 61% of men and 49% of women are in stable housing situations.
Increased Social Support
While in treatment, residents attend 12 Step meetings outside of the primary treatment setting to build a wide base of recovery-related support. Pre-treatment 17% of men and 8% of women reported having involvement in social/recovery support activities as compared to 82% of men and 75% of women post-treatment.