Bridge to Success
The Bridge to Success Capacity Campaign will fund two new programs that remove barriers when it comes to job training and housing. Our young Alaskans experiencing homelessness now have access to stable housing, while accessing services and preparing for long-term careers. Bridge to Success was nationally recognized by the Community WINS grant for being an innovative housing solutions for homelessness. Now, the whole country watches as we provide the resources for our young people to transform their lives.
Through the Bridge to Success project, Covenant House Alaska, in a partnership with Cook Inlet Housing Authority, is building 22 new on-site “micro-unit” apartments to serve young adults ages 18 to 24. This allows a young person to move seamlessly from shelter, to apartment living. They supportively gain independence, and ultimately cross that bridge toward securing their own permanent housing – successfully launching them into adulthood.
“Innovation comes when you have the time, space and mental capacity to look at your organization and think, ‘how can we be different?’ Because of the support from our community, we have been able to ask that question instead of, ‘how do we keep the lights on?’
Now, we find ourselves standing on a metaphorical bridge that we built together – ready to watch some of the most incredible transformations to ever happen. Not only to individuals, but to our Alaska community as a whole. It’s exciting and I’m humbled to share this moment in history with everyone who has believed in us.” - Alison Kear