Demanding Change. Ending Homelessness.

aka Non Profit   |   Summit, NJ   |
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EIN: 22-3190141


Bridges ends homelessness through volunteer-driven outreach and individual case management focusing on health, housing, and independence. We form relationships with those experiencing homelessness while meeting their most urgent needs.

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Richard Uniacke

Main address

PO Box 1444

Summit, NJ 07901 USA

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Formerly known as

Outreach, Inc.



Subject area info

Human services

Unknown or not classified

Homeless services

Population served info

Children and youth

Homeless people

NTEE code info

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Unknown (Z99)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Street Outreach & Engagement

The process starts with engagement by our professional Outreach Specialists and supporting volunteers to persons living on the street or other places not meant for human habitation.

Our Outreach Specialists distribute food and emergency items to individuals, initially triage service needs, and gauge an individuals’ willingness for emergency housing placement. If the person is receptive to emergency shelter, our team transports them to shelter and ensures they have a follow-up appointment with our intensive Case Management Team the following business day.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people

Picking up where the Outreach Specialists leave off, our Case Managers work with clients coming off the streets and into emergency housing to assess their health and social needs and identify barriers and strengths to obtain transitional and/or permanent housing. This process culminates in the co-creation of a housing stabilization plan.

The housing stabilization plan is a living document that guides the case management process and helps Case Managers assist clients to leverage strengths to overcome multiple barriers to obtaining housing. Depending on the complexity of an individual’s needs and the availability of community supports, the time spent in intensive case management may be as short as a week or longer than a year.

Population(s) Served

After Case Managers work to stabilize the client and they are enrolled in an appropriate housing program, our team works to search for appropriate and affordable housing that is affirming of the progress the individual has made.

Once a client has been successful in their housing search, our team ensures that the move from emergency or transitional housing to permanent housing is successful. We also support newly housed clients by connecting furniture and household items to celebrate their progress and protect against the indignity of moving into an unfurnished home.

Population(s) Served

Once our clients are housed and working towards stability, we ensure they are able to maintain housing and continue to address any barriers that might impact their ability to maintain housing. During this phase, our team works to obtain supportive employment (if appropriate), long term/permanent disability, and meaningful activities (to include volunteering). The desired end-state for all of our clients is longitudinal support, as needed, to ensure that a life on the street is a memory of the past, never a future destination.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Homeless people
Homeless people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of people using homeless shelters per week

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Homeless people

Related Program

Street Outreach & Engagement

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success


Context Notes

246 placements 448 direct placements in 2022. 382 direct placements in 2021. 1,185 placements in 2020 - largely due to the use of hotels as non-congregate shelter options in response to COVID.

Number of homeless participants engaged in housing services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Intensive Case Management

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

71 clients placed into permanent housing in 2022. 45 clients placed into permanent housing in 2021.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How we listen

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Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2022 Bridges Audit 2022 2021 Bridges Financial Statement 2021 2020 Bridges Financial Statement 2020 2016
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 24.13 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 6 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 9% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of BRIDGES OUTREACH INC’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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* This organization changed its fiscal year accounting period in 2020. Please refer to its 2020 990s for more information.

Business model indicators

Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 * 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $125,556 -$161,060 $164,406 -$22,999 $121,705
As % of expenses 10.2% -14.3% 11.9% -1.0% 5.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $91,496 -$196,673 $130,837 -$58,437 $100,786
As % of expenses 7.3% -16.9% 9.3% -2.5% 4.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,284,041 $967,950 $1,540,873 $2,262,961 $2,189,110
Total revenue, % change over prior year -3.2% -24.6% 59.2% 46.9% -3.3%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 5.9% 16.4%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.1% 0.1%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.4% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 99.6% 98.9% 99.6% 89.6% 83.1%
Other revenue 0.3% 1.0% 0.3% 0.0% 0.4%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,225,851 $1,129,010 $1,376,467 $2,284,637 $2,064,674
Total expenses, % change over prior year 1.1% -7.9% 21.9% 66.0% -9.6%
Personnel 37.4% 53.5% 39.6% 39.2% 56.6%
Professional fees 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Occupancy 6.7% 7.3% 6.8% 2.9% 3.3%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 55.8% 39.3% 53.6% 57.8% 40.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,259,911 $1,164,623 $1,410,036 $2,320,075 $2,085,593
One month of savings $102,154 $94,084 $114,706 $190,386 $172,056
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $140,362 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $1,502,427 $1,258,707 $1,524,742 $2,510,461 $2,257,649

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 6.5 5.7 7.0 3.7 4.9
Months of cash and investments 6.5 5.7 7.0 3.7 4.9
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 6.6 5.5 5.9 3.8 4.9
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $668,789 $539,552 $803,212 $699,936 $849,244
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $6,800 $17,209 $0 $58,067 $152,149
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $221,770 $221,770 $221,770 $220,892 $220,892
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 41.3% 57.4% 72.5% 78.2% 87.6%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 2.0% 8.5% 15.7% 6.0% 19.2%
Unrestricted net assets $804,540 $607,867 $738,704 $767,213 $867,999
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $804,540 $607,867 $738,704 $767,213 $867,999

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Richard Uniacke

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 01/23/2024
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Board chair

Richard Brown

Alison Bryant

Irvington Food Pantry

Coni Frezzo

Jessica Mills

Richard Ullrich

BLRS Management

Jamy Barton

Charlie Flax


Scott Waldman

Independent Strategy Consultant

Byron Peyster


Rev. Ronald C. Thomas

Fountain Baptist Church, Summit NJ

Nic Volpicelli

Cardinal Health Nuclear & Precision Health Solutions

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/23/2024

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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