For those who face homelessness, who lack the space to self-isolate, and who are at greater risk of contracting COVID-19, Bridges is here to help! The group with a mission to end homelessness has no plans to cease operations because of the pandemic; rather, the group is taking extra precautions to protect its teams and continue to serve its constituents. Since September 1988 Bridges has used volunteer-driven outreach and individual case management to improve people’s health, housing, and independence. By forming relationships with those experiencing homelessness, Bridge workers are able to address people’s urgent needs. Bridges maintains that now, with the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to serve susceptible communities.
To do so, while slowing the spread of the virus, Bridges developed a number of safety protocols: Those who make direct contact with clients must wear gloves and masks; the group also increased its outreach in Newark to 7 days a week to check in more frequently on the individuals living on the streets and in local shelters.
-Donate Toiletries or Shelf Stable Lunches via the Summit office’s curb-side donation drop off between Monday-Thursday from 9am-2pm. Bridges asks that you call ahead of time 908.273.0176