Bridges to Independence Arlington - Sullivan House
3103 9th Road North
Arlington, VA - 22201
The program provides shelter and case management services to homeless families leading to employment, permanent housing, and achieving self-sufficiency.
SAFE HAVEN AT SULLIVAN HOUSE
Sullivan House, b2's emergency shelter, provides families with a safe, supportive place to live for three to four months. The shelter, with ten one- and two-bedroom apartments, can accommodate up to 14 families at a time. After their shelter stay, four out of every five families are able to move into longer-term rentals with ongoing b2i services.
While residing at Sullivan House, all family members receive intensive assessment, counseling, and referral. Challenges run the gamut: eviction, medical conditions, domestic violence, substance abuse, traumatic brutality in their home countries, school issues, parenting problems, and more.
From the start, staff also begins tackling another area considered crucial for future success money management. A detailed budget is worked out with each household, and any wages or benefits are carefully allocated. Along with housing stability, b2i sees financial literacy as a fundamental of self-sufficiency.