The Bridge the Gap Mission
“To Sustain or Enhance the Quality of Life of our Community”
Quincy Medical Group’s Bridge the Gap to Health Race has always been more than a race. The race has been a way to bring the community together for the greater good of the community. The motivation to participate varies by participant. Whether it’s to focus on one’s personal health goals, to come together with friends and family for the experience, or for the cause, the race has become a community tradition. No matter the reason, the race was created to help bridge the gap of a need in our community.
How does the YWCA Supportive Housing Program Work?
The YWCA’s core program is the Supportive Housing Program. Working with area emergency shelters, we move the most vulnerable homeless families into safe, affordable housing. By “most vulnerable” we mean that we assess each family and serve those with the most dire health and safety risks first. Therefore, our target population is single mothers who are experiencing debilitating circumstances. Research has proven that providing housing alone does not solve homelessness in our community. Some families will not remain permanently housed without advocacy and services to overcome the obstacles that rendered the family homeless in the first place.
The three main causes for homelessness are
- lack of affordable housing
- domestic violence
Our program addresses all three. There are many reasons that families live in poverty, and our main focus is to help mothers break the cycle of poverty by gaining a legitimate source of income in order to keep their families permanently housed.
Click here to learn more about the Supportive Housing Program.