Bridge to Change Program Sponsorships are Currently Available!
Be a part of #workingtogetherforourcommunity. Being a sponsor helps a homeless individual move towards independence and benefits our community. We need your support!
Reach of Washington County has been helping to prevent and resolve homelessness for 32 years. Reach is the county’s only low-barrier shelter for adult women and men. They are the most vulnerable population in our county and often have many challenges and obstacles to becoming productive members of society. We are seeing an ever-increasing need to help those who are ready for change but lack the skills and confidence necessary to enter a job support program, workforce development program, or attain employment. Even those ready for employment often have barriers that may prevent them from seeking job assistance or a work program (including employment). Our new Cold Weather Shelter program, Bridge to Change, will work in cooperation with the City of Hagerstown. It is intended to help lift homeless adults out of poverty and support them toward independence.
Bridge to Change is a program that focuses on developing human potential through purposeful work experiences for the homeless. The program will give Reach homeless clients that are ready for change, the opportunity to work by cleaning the City of Hagerstown. This program will help develop soft skills and confidence needed to gain employment or enter a job services program (responsibility, reliability, teamwork). Participants will be paid hourly by Reach. While in the program, participants will work with Case Managers to move towards independence with financial literacy classes, behavioral health services, employment/job services support, and permanent housing). Two to three days a week, a supervisor will take a team of 4-6 program participants to an area of the city to clean (year-round). This program benefits both our counties most vulnerable population and our community.
This program already enjoys significant community support and has generated great excitement. As you can imagine, the more we work together, the more we can do for these individuals and our community overall.
We seek sponsors to support this program. This is a great opportunity to be part of a community-wide effort to help support the homeless towards independence and to support our fine city. Please see the attached sponsorship form regarding the different sponsorships available. Reach of Washington County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Reach of Washington County is offering several sponsorships to support Bridge to Change. Your support will allow us to run this program and help individuals move towards independence.
Sponsorship Benefits include:
- Company name and logo on Reach’s Bridge to Change webpages
- Company’s website link on Reach’s Bridge to Change webpages
- Sponsorship recognition on all pertinent Bridge to Change materials
- Sponsorship recognition on social media
□ Community Champion $5,200; supports 4 weeks of the program
□ Community Promotor $3,900; Supports 3 weeks of the program
□ Community Advocate $2,600; Supports 2 weeks of the program
□ Community Partner $1,300; supports 1 weeks of the program