Liberty Houses Program

Bridge’s Liberty Houses Program is the next step for young adults who have graduated from our Transitional Living Program and are ready to live independently, but still need a safety net as they go to work or school and build up savings. In each house, young adults have their own room, as well as a key to come and go as they please. While the young adults live independently, without the 24-hour supervision that exists in many of our other programs, they are still connected to Bridge services, such as counseling and education & career help.

The Liberty House model works: of the first cohort of Liberty Youth, 100% were employed, with 71% earning a living wage and 86% in post-secondary education. And together, they had over $100,000 saved.

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In November 2018, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined with Liberty Mutual Insurance and Bridge Over Troubled Waters to celebrate the official opening of Liberty House in Dorchester. This eight-bedroom co-op-style house was the first of its kind in the city and launched the Liberty Houses Program. The house was purchased with a $1.1 million gift from Liberty Mutual.

In June 2024, Liberty Mutual Insurance and Bridge Over Troubled Waters opened a second house, Brunson Liberty House, in Brighton, next to our Transitional Living Program. This nine-bedroom home is much like the house in Dorchester, but with the added benefit of being close to our other property, so that youth can have easy access to Bridge services if needed. The house was purchased with a $1.3 million gift from Liberty Mutual.

“I want to thank everyone here for making this dream of mine and the dream of the other young adults who will live in this house with me and for years to come – possible.”
Liberty House resident