Bridges to Change's mission is public safety. Our approach is unique. We work with men and women releasing from prison, jail, treatment, or are homeless, and provide them with safe housing, and mentoring services to help them find employment, and develop pro-social support in the community. The last independent study that was done by the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission showed a 54% reduction in recidivism or in ordinary language, 54% reduction in committing new crimes, new victims, and impact on our tax dollars. For every dollar spent on our program, it saves the counties,and the tax payers over six dollars in savings. By caring about others we are profoundly helping the disenfranchised, and by doing so, making our cities safer places to live.