We work to bridge inefficiencies between social services and people in need.
We bridge the gap between social services and people in need by leveraging technology to make finding resources easier. For example, intuitive icon-based touchscreen kiosks help overcome cognitive, language, and literacy barriers often faced by those seeking services.
We also give service providers a clear view of the service ecosystem, allowing them to more efficiently tailor their offerings, via a system of standardized service data and select reporting of client queries. Finally, we endeavor to engage donors and other funders in data-based conversation about where resources are most needed, attracting critical funding for valuable programs.
Any one of us could be homeless. Did you know:
69% don't have alcohol or drug problems
10% are families on the street
29% lost their job
48% are homeless for the first time
16% were thrown out by a housemate
BRIDGE is proud to call the following outstanding social service providers our prototype partners.
GLIDE's mission is to create a radically inclusive, just and loving community mobilized to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization.
The mission of Project Homeless ConnectTM (PHC) is to connect homeless San Franciscans with the care they need to move forward.
ECS helps homeless and very low-income people obtain the essential services they need to prevent and end homelessness.
Hamilton Family Center's mission is to end homelessness for families and individuals in the San Francisco Bay Area.
In addition, BRIDGE is very grateful to our outstanding Google volunteers through the Googlers Give program, and also to the professionals that have helped BRIDGE grow through the Catchafire organization.
Barry has 25 years of management consulting experience in the US and Argentina, having worked with numerous corporate clients, including as a former Accenture lead. He is an Adjunct Professor of Social Innovation at the USF School of Management, where he teaches courses in English and Spanish on social innovation. He recently served as a Fellow of the San Francisco Office of Innovation. He received his Bachelors in Science from Northwestern University, has done post-graduate work in business at UC Berkeley. He has extensive experience as a product innovator, most recently in the technology and social enterprise spaces. Barry is a co-founder of HandUp, a mobile donation platform for the homeless and others in need, and a founding advisory board member of Lava Mae, a project that has converted municipal buses into shower trucks for the homeless.
Your contribution, in any amount, will help people in need find critical services, and help create a more efficient social service ecosystem overall. Contributions are tax deductible. Together we can do it!
Please note you will be directed to PayPal to complete your donation through our fiscal sponsor Gray Area Foundation for the Arts.
If you or your organization are interested in learning more either about how to support BRIDGE's work, or how to employ the BRIDGE platform in your community, please complete this contact form and we'll reply promptly.