The Bridge Center for Hope, Louisiana’s first-ever crisis stabilization facility serving East Baton Rouge Parish residents 18 years and older, is pleased to share its first quarterly update. The facility opened on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 10:00 a.m., and the first guest to arrive at the facility was escorted by law enforcement at 10:50 a.m.
During the first quarter, 100 guests entered the facility independently, and first responders escorted 133. The average response time for law enforcement is holding steady at 3.67 minutes exceeding the initial expectations of 5-7 minutes.
Fifty-five percent (55%) were treated for mental health issues, and forty-five percent (45%) were treated for substance use challenges.
Recently, The Advocate recognized The Bridge Center for Hope’s efforts to help the Baton Rouge community and many officials stating the facility is serving its purpose. To learn more, click here to read the article.