Tag Archives: Bridge Emergency Shelter

Homelessness in Cortez: How it happens

Homelessness has many facets. Each story is unique. Recently I was able to interview four guests staying at the Bridge Emergency Shelter in Cortez about the factors that led them there. The shelter provides free overnight housing from mid-October through … Continue reading

Published in March 2017 Tagged ,

Out of a home?: When Montezuma County sells its Justice Building, the Bridge shelter may have to move — but where?

Cortez, which offers an overnight refuge for the homeless, may soon be out of a home itself. The construction of Montezuma County’s new courthouse is having a domino effect on the entities that use the old Justice Building in Centennial … Continue reading

Published in November 2016 Tagged , ,

The Bridge shelter survives its own fiscal cliff

Last fall, the board of directors of the Bridge Emergency Shelter in Cortez realized they were facing a financial crisis. A cashflow projection showed that, if trends continued, the homeless shelter would exhaust its financial resources in December, midway through … Continue reading

Published in January 2013 Tagged