We support anxious clients through the Housing Court process and act as an advocate for clients in securing additional benefits and services.
• Former clients take pride knowing their repayments are used to help others in need
• Repayments are a moral rather than a legal obligation
• 5% of The Bridge Fund annual budget is covered by client repayments
Housing a family in a public shelter in Westchester costs more than $50,000 annually, and housing a family in a public shelter in New York City costs an estimated $72,000 annually.
Since 2020, the Income Growth Initiative (IGI) has helped more than 500 unemployed or underemployed New York City clients improve their job and income prospects. Most have, or are on track to complete their training or studies. Several have gone on to find renewed employment or secure promotions in the Human Services, Education or Allied Health fields. Seventy percent of those who have found renewed employment or a promotion report an improved work-life balance, and credit The Bridge Fund for their good fortune.