Our Impact

It is difficult to measure the true impact produced by the substance abuse treatment services provided at Bridge House / Grace House.

Consider the negative effects that substance abuse 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 2017, Bridge House / Grace House provided substance abuse treatment to 444 men and 364 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 3.5% of men and 4.5% of women used drugs or alcohol.

Reduced Criminal Activity

Upon entry into Bridge House / Grace House 71.4% of men and 61.8% of women report criminal activity. Upon exit of Bridge House / Grace House 1.4% of men and .3% of women report criminal activity.

Gainful Employment

Upon entry of treatment 1.8% of men and .9% of women had employment income. Upon exit of Bridge House / Grace House 31.2% of men and 26.3% of women have employment income.

Increased Stability of Housing

Before entering Bridge House / Grace House 28% of men and 30% of women had stable housing situations. Upon exiting Bridge House / Grace House 69% of men and 64% 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 9.1% of men and 10.5% of women reported having involvement in social/recovery support activities as compared with 77% of men and 70% of women upon exit of treatment.

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