Our Impact

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 2021, Bridge House / Grace House provided substance-use disorder treatment to 484 men and 377 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, 4% of men and 1% of women used drugs and/or alcohol. Upon entering treatment at Bridge House / Grace House, 42.6% of residents reported a history of IV drug use.

Reduced Criminal Activity

Pre-treatment, 42% of men and 46% of women report criminal activity. Upon exit of treatment, 0.3% of men and 0.3% of women report criminal activity. Upon entering treatment at Bridge House / Grace House, residents have been arrested an average of 10 times.

Gainful Employment

Pre-treatment, 9% of men and 9% of women had employment income. Upon exit of treatment, 35% of men and 19% of women had employment income. Some women’s employment impeded by the returns to home outside the state. 

Increased Stability of Housing

Pre-treatment, 14% of men and 11% of women had stable housing situations. Upon exit of treatment, 57% of men and 51% of women are in stable housing situations. Upon entering treatment at Bridge House / Grace House, 63% 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 70% of men and 67% of women post-treatment. Upon exiting treatment, residents should have a recovery related support group independent of Bridge House / Grace House.

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