Bridges to Housing, Inc. was established in 2008 as a non-profit corporation in response to the many challenges of homelessness in our community. Our focus is on a key element of proven solutions: moving families from transitional or otherwise temporary shelters into stable housing. Our mission is to provide assistance for homeless families in obtaining safe, decent, and affordable housing in Yuba, Sutter, and Colusa Counties, partnering with a wide variety of community resources.
Our role is to evaluate the client's needs, help find solutions to their particular housing problems, communicate with landlords, provide qualified applicants with the security deposit and, when necessary, provide full or partial 1st month's rent.
Funded entirely by grants and donations, and fueled by the hard work and dedication of our volunteers and staff, we have since 2013 successfully placed hundreds of Yuba-Sutter families in traditional apartments or houses.
That housing is then the door to other forms of support and opportunity.
Hands of Hope, in addition to generously offering us office space in their Yuba City facility, has helped many of our clients in their mentoring program. We also partner with The Salvation Army and other service agencies to provide broader-based assistance to our clients. Our other community partners include California Rural Legal Assistance, Casa de Esperanza, R.E.S.T., St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, St. Vincent de Paul, Sutter County Social Services, Yuba-Sutter Behavioral Health, Yuba-Sutter Homeless Consortium, and the Yuba-Sutter Stand Down,
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Our Board of Directors
Sharon Foote keeps busy wearing many hats. Serving currently as the President of Bridges to Housing, she is also a board member of the Yuba Sutter Arts Council as well as the Sutter County Community Action Agency where she served as President in 2010. Additionally, she is the Chair of the Sutter County Democratic Central Committee and a member of the Alliance for Hispanic Advancement. As a board member of the annual Bok Kai Parade, Sharon oversees the activities of the reviewing stand. Sharon says it is her desire to provide the best possible resources to all members of our community by giving of her time and experience.
Pamela Langan, BS/BA, MBA, is a retired Controller/CFO. She spent 40 years in accounting, administration, and management in numerous industries. Since retirement in 2015, she has been teaching as an adjunct professor for Yuba College in the business department. The courses are HR Management, Organizational Behavior, Business Math, and Business Computer Applications. She volunteered with Bridges to Housing in July of 2018 and became a member of the board, as the Treasurer, in August of 2019.
Anne Fletcher has been active in community service since 1975. Serving on Casa de Esperanza's board was her first involvement in giving to the community. Anne volunteered to solicit funds for United Way, later serving as board President. She was selected to serve on the California State Bar's Judicial Nominees (JNE) Evaluation Commission as a public member. Anne and a group of volunteers concerned with the lack of housing for homeless women and children established Bridges to Housing in 2008. After retiring from the local office of California Rural Legal Assistance, Anne was selected and continues to serve on the California Rural Legal Assistance Board of Directors.
Susan Kimmel has been a volunteer with Bridges to Housing since 2016, after several years directing outreach and homeless services for a food pantry and community lunch program. She is a past board member of the Sutter Yuba Homeless Consortium and is active in A Simple Gesture, collecting non-perishable food to supply local food pantries. She and her husband live in Marysville with their cat and lots of books.
Marsha Krouse-Taylor was raised in the Yuba-Sutter-Colusa community from middle school. She and her husband moved away for a time and moved back to the community in 1976. She took a job with Casa de Esperanza in 1980 and accepted the position of Executive Director in 1986. She continued in that position until August 2020. She began working with homelessness and was one of the founding members of the Yuba-Sutter Homeless Coalition serving as Vice President for several years. Marsha joined the board of Bridges to Housing after leaving her employment at Casa de Esperanza. Serving homeless and houseless individuals as well as those at risk and victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse remains her passion.
Kathy Ripley received a BS in Social Science at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. After a 30 year career at FedEx, she became a Volunteer at B2H in 2017. Later became a Board Member in 2018. Ripley lives in Sutter with her husband, Robert. She enjoys hiking, photography, extensive travel, and fishing locally for salmon and striper.