Today we have the pleasure of speaking with one of Boulder’s Philanthropic warriors, Isabel McDevitt. Isabel currently is the CEO for Bridge House, which is a non-profit that supports the homeless population of Boulder and Beyond. She is impactful and passionate about creating new and unique opportunities in the workforce for this population. Get ready to get goosebumps for the incredible work BridgeHouse and Isabel are doing for our community.
Everyone is currently feeling the effects of Covid19 and the homeless community is no different. Bridgehouse had to make immediate changes to their model to create more physical space between people at their shelters, in order to comply with the CDC’s social distancing and hygiene requirements. They’ve partnered with the city to open the CRC (Covid Recovery Center) at East Boulder Rec Center, to help identify and isolate those of the homeless population showing symptoms. Bridge house expects to see a reduction in financial support from their social enterprises and donations with an increase in need across this population. Supporting their social enterprises including the Community Table Kitchen is one way to get involved and show your support. You can order nutritious family sized meals for pick up or delivery at: boulderbridgehouse.org.
Volunteering is more important now than ever, not only for BridgeHouse and your other favorite non-profits, but also for your own community connection.