We are proud to be the operators of the first “A Bridge Home” site, El Puente, and are celebrating the two-year anniversary this month. Over the past two years, El Puente has served many and we have built a resilient community here with the end goal of placing people in permanent housing.
“The opening of a new shelter is always exciting—from seeing people coming off the streets and having a safe place to lay their heads at night to the motivation and compassion of staff who help improve our clients’ quality of life and best of all, to seeing our clients move into their own apartments. The first two years at El Puente have been absolutely wonderful and I’m so excited to see what year three has in store for us!”, says Josephine Do, Assistant Project Director of El Puente.
However, getting our neighbors into permanent housing hasn’t been easy due to the bottlenecks in the system and the severe shortage of permanent supportive housing (PSH) throughout the County. We need more PSH so that our neighbors can have a place to call home. Please continue to advocate for more affordable and supportive housing in your community!