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Transitional Housing Program
Bridge Housing Program

The Bridge Housing Program is a transitional housing service located on the grounds of the Pottsville Housing Authority at Laurel Terrace, Pottsville, Pennsylvania. Bridge Housing provides comprehensive services to persons facing long-term homelessness and provides a supportive, safe environment for adults and children.

Bridge House is funded through grants from the PA Department of Health and the PA Department of Welfare and is administered by the Schuylkill County Board of Commissioners through the Schuylkill County Block Grant Programs Office.

Prospective residents undergo a thorough screening process prior to enrolling the Bridge Housing Program. Once enrolled, clients receive goal-oriented services designed to improve their self-sufficiency. Active involvement by program participants in goal planning and implementation helps promote the goals of the program. The supportive environment enables clients to develop financial, emotional and physical independence. Bridge House staff offer assistance for guests and their families in finding permanent housing.

Bridge House contains twelve (12) apartments, each with a private bathroom, living room, kitchenette and closet. Bridge House is a safe, secure environment free of abuse, drugs or alcohol. Guests remain at Bridge House from (3) to twelve (12) months.


The Bridge Housing Program provides a stable alcohol and drug free living environment for victims of domestic violence, persons with low income, and individuals recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. The Bridge Housing Program provides a comprehensive application of services to assist individuals to become self-sufficient.
What are the eligibility guidelines for Bridge House?
1. They must be residents of Schuylkill County.
 
2. They must be in need of permanent housing.
 
3. They must be in financial need (below 100% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines).
 
4. They must be assessed by a human service agency and referred to the Bridge House Program by that agency.
They must abstain from all use of drugs and alcohol while residing at Bridge House

What Support Services are available at Bridge House
Ongoing Case Management services, supplemented by support services are provided for every guest at Bridge House. These services are offered by various agencies, or by the Bridge House Staff.
Support Services include:

Adult Personal Development Programming
  • Life Skills
  • Parenting
  • Career Development/Employability Skills
  • Adult Education/Literacy Training
  • Group & Individual Counseling
  • Children's Programming
  • Bridge Kids
  • Head Start and Early Intervention/Infant Stimulation
  • Assistance Obtaining Permanent Housing

    Clothing Assistance

    Food Pantry

    Community Volunteer Program

    Incentive Program
    What is the referral process?
    Referrals are accepted from Human Service Agencies by the staff at Bridge House. Personal interviews are scheduled with the Program Supervisor. Upon completion of the intake information, the Program Supervisor and Case Manager will recommend prospective guests to the Bridge House Screening Committee, who will make the decision on the prospective guest's admission.


    SCA is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer

    SCA is firmly committed to the provision of assistance regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, military status, sexual orientation, or marital/family status.

     



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