One of the unfortunate realities of being homeless is that one is often subject to extreme weather conditions with little protection. This can include unbearable heat in the summer, freezing cold in the winter, and even heavy rains or other forms of precipitation.
Unfortunately, this exposure can lead to a number of health complications, including hypothermia, heat stroke, and pneumonia. In extreme cases, homeless people have even been known to die from exposure to the elements.
Giving Back Right Here at Home
This is why homeless recovery centers like The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center are so important. They provide a safe place for homeless people to go to escape bad weather conditions and other physical threats like pedestrian accidents that too often harm this demographic.
Shelters also offer other services, such as food and medical care, which can help homeless people recover. Unfortunately, there are not nearly enough homeless shelters to meet the needs of all homeless people. This is why it is so important for communities to come together and donate time, money, or other resources to help support homeless shelters. By doing so, we can help protect some of the most vulnerable members of our society from the dangers of exposure and homelessness.
What Makes The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center a Dallas Staple?
Since opening in May 2008, The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center has evolved into an internationally recognized model for homeless recovery, establishing and leveraging key partnerships to ensure its guests have access to various services all coordinated at one facility that is essential to their comeback from homelessness.
The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center helps around 800 guests every day and night in Dallas. They provide local needs like:
- Hot showers
- Nutritious meals
- Care management services
- Physical health evaluations
- Mental Health evaluations
Genthe Law Firm is proud to volunteer with The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center through their Birthday party celebration program. Every birthday is a celebration, and this is a wonderful opportunity to connect with those in our community and makes someone’s day just a little bit sweeter.
Get Involved at The Bridge Today!
The Bridge has countless ways for groups and individuals to get involved, whether through monetary donations or in-person volunteer opportunities. The volunteer activities are numerous and include opportunities ranging from karaoke night and assisting with art classes to providing companionship for the pups while their owners work on their homeless recovery.
Learn how to give back to your community today!