Friday Folks

Friday Folks Greetings to all Bridges supporters,  Most of you are aware of the support programs that Bridges provides such as Project Connect in Newark and our efforts to stem the homeless population there, and the recent Back-to-School day here in Summit where hundreds of school supplies were provided to families in need. And of…

Danny’s Story

Danny’s Story Danny has been living outside for at least seven years. He is a fixture on the corner of Washington & Central, in Newark, in front of St. Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral with his walker. Sometimes he wakes up at University Hospital, having collapsed on the street. We see Danny at least twice a day, if…

Ending Homelessness

Ending Homelessness Two weeks ago I met a man who was living in an abandoned shipping container in a neighborhood he described as “not very safe”. He explained to me that, in addition to the sound of regular gunshots, it was also much colder in there than it was outside. Every night he has to…