City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development spotlights Brighton residence for youth

 Elisabeth jackson, executive director of bridge over troubled waters, gives a tour of the brighton residence

Elisabeth jackson, executive director of bridge over troubled waters, gives a tour of the brighton residence

“Sometimes we get overlooked because we’re so young and and we fall between the cracks of being a child and being an adult and a lot of the times we aren’t given as much opportunity as we deserve.” - a young resident

The Brighton residence is a long-term opportunity for Bridge youth

Elisabeth Jackson, Executive Director, explained “We want our youth to really feel special and not to worry about where they’re going to live or where the next meal is going to be. This is home. Let’s settle down and then let’s work on being a young person. Let’s work on being in school, and savings, and so forth.”

Our Brighton residence comprises of the Transitional Living Program and Single Parent House.

The Transitional Living Program is a long-term residential program for young men and women, ages 18-24, and the Single Parent House is a transitional living program for pregnant and parenting homeless young women and their children--the only one of its kind in the City of Boston.

One resident in the Transitional Living Program notes “I hope this house is going to build a lot of futures. I see a lot of people here with good jobs, in school, or looking to work again.”

Thank you to the City of Boston and Liberty Mutual

We couldn’t have done it without your support helping get us in here in this house.