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 2022, Bridge House / Grace House provided substance-use disorder treatment to 439 men and 353 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, 2.4% of men and 2.8% of women used drugs and/or alcohol. Upon entering treatment at Bridge House / Grace House, 51% of residents reported a history of IV drug use.
Reduced Criminal Activity
Pre-treatment, 52% of men and 41% of women report criminal activity. Upon exit of treatment, 0.1% of men and 0.1% of women report criminal activity. Upon entering treatment at Bridge House / Grace House, residents have been arrested an average of 11 times.
Pre-treatment, 12.7% of men and 9.3% of women had employment income. Upon exit of treatment, 41% of men and 20% of women had employment income. Conversely, among those completing our program 94.8% of men and 83.3% of women exited treatment with employment income.
Increased Stability of Housing
Pre-treatment, 19% of men and 24% of women had stable housing situations. Upon exit of treatment, 61% of men and 55% of women are in stable housing situations. Upon entering treatment at Bridge House / Grace House, 64% of residents were homeless.
Increased Social Support
Pre-treatment, 15% of men and 12% of women reported having involvement in social/recovery support activities; as compared to 70% of men and 69% of women post-treatment. Upon exiting treatment, residents should have a recovery related support group independent of Bridge House / Grace House.