WHO WE ARE
Dr McMullin is a family physician from Shasta Community Health Center. Dr McMullin and case managers from the HOPE program at Shasta Community visit our homeless in the streets and in their camps to provide medical care - and frequently find homeless people wanting to enter housing. Members of the HOPE make a difference and have assisted dozens into housing and off Redding streets.
Melissa Englebright is working to put the human back into homeless by sharing photos and stories of our homeless residents on her Facebook page, People of Redding. She and her husband have 4 boys and have lived in Redding for 5 years.
"Wealth is not to feed our egos, but to feed the hungry and to help people help themselves."
- Andrew Carnegie
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Bridges is funded through your tax deductible donations. 100% of funds will go directly to getting our most vulnerable homeless neighbors off of the street-TODAY.
A roof and a bed, with case managers helping, can stabilize a broken life while permanent housing is sought.
No bureacracy, no waiting lists,
and no red tape.
Bridges has already placed tenants. We need your help!
Bridges to Housing has partnered with United Way and is seeking to collect and manage donated funds to supplement homeless citizens as they move off the streets – today, or whenever they are ready.
Tenants will be asked to:
1) Be ready to move off the street
2) Accept a case manager and see them often
3) Apply for permanent housing / HUD
4) Pay $50- or 60% of their monthly income for rent, whichever is more
5) Be a good neighbor
Many of our homeless are ready to move off the street today, but encounter barriers that prevent them from getting housed.
Limited financial resources and extended HUD waiting lists are the most common barriers.