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Human Services : Homeless Services

Bridge House

Meeting people where they're at

four stars

92.22

4740 Table Mesa Drive Boulder, CO 80305
tel: (303) 442-8300   Web Site
EIN: 84-1440292

Board Leadership
Dennis Arfmann
Chair

CEO
Isabel McDevitt
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.22 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Bridge House's mission is to address immediate survival needs of homeless and low income individuals and provide resources which lead to employment, housing, personal stability, and healing. We believe that it is crucial to provide basic services like access outreach case management, and food to homeless and low income individuals of our community. But we use these services to connect people to our transitional services like Ready to Work and outreach case management in hope of engaging them in discussion about what they need to get on their feet. We meet people “where they're at” and use a variety of tools and resources to help them work toward a better quality of living. We invest in opportunities.

Bridge House's mission is to address immediate survival needs of homeless and low income individuals and provide resources which lead to employment, housing, personal stability, and healing. We believe that it is crucial to provide basic services like access outreach case management, and food to homeless and low income individuals of our community. But we use these services to connect people to our transitional services like Ready to Work and outreach case management in hope of engaging them in discussion about what they need to get on their feet. We meet people “where they're at” and use a variety of tools and resources to help them work toward a better quality of living. We invest in opportunities.

Results Information

Program Name: Ready to Work Program
Problem

84% of the homeless clients who seek services at Boulder Bridge House are unemployed with limited opportunities to find employment.RTW breaks the persistent and expensive cycles of homelessness, joblessness and incarceration. In our Ready to Work program, 51% of trainees have been homeless for more than 6 months and unemployed for 14 months prior joining the program. 57% of trainees are between 35 and 54 years old. 55% of trainees have a history of incarceration. 58% have a history of addication

Strategy

Bridge House's strategy is to provide community housing coupled with paid work which has been found to be fundamental for homeless trainees to stabilize, attend to barriers to self-sufficiency such as debt, substance abuse, and participate in a positive culture to re-gain life skills necessary to re-enter the mainstream employment and housing markets. Ready to Work focuses on supportive case management and job training to guide the trainees through this life transition.

IF:THEN

IF If the Ready to Work program houses and offers paid employment for 44 homeless individuals....

THEN 77% of all trainees will graduate the program and move into mainstream housing and employment.
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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
85.2%
  Administrative Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.25
  Program Expenses Growth 41.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bridge House on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bridge House on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bridge House (CO) 92.22 four stars
Sunnyvale Community Services (CA) 96.46 four stars
The Lamb Center (VA) 89.61 three stars
Good Shepherd Ministries of Wilmington (NC) 92.47 four stars
Coalition on Temporary Shelter (MI) 91.07 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,193,554
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $147,283
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $292,216
Total Contributions $1,633,053
   Program Service Revenue $796,397
Total Primary Revenue $2,429,450
   Other Revenue $28,118
TOTAL REVENUE $2,457,568
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,285,453
   Administrative Expenses $126,052
   Fundraising Expenses $136,075
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,547,580
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-90,012
   
Net Assets $6,209,728

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Ready to Work Program $1,911,973 83.7%
Day-time Services $373,480 16.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 07/01/2017 92.22 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 84-1440292
Name in IRS Master File BRIDGE HOUSE
NTEE Code P80
NTEE Classification Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date May, 1998
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$87,330 3.42% Isabel McDervitt Executive Director

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Charity Contact Info

Bridge House
4740 Table Mesa Drive
Boulder, CO 80305
tel: (303) 442-8300
EIN: 84-1440292

Mail donations to:
5345 Araphoe Avenue
Suite 5
Boulder, CO 80303

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Board Leadership

Dennis Arfmann
Chair

CEO

Isabel McDevitt
Executive Director

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