Mike Faenza is the President and CEO of Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance :: The Bridge.

The Bridge provides a dynamic entry point for homeless persons to access multiple services in one centralized site in the south downtown Dallas area.

Opened in May 2008, the Bridge is a multi-purpose facility based on a unique Public-Private Partnership dedicated to serving homeless men, women and children, with the primary focus being the chronically homeless. Funds for the land purchase and building construction were generated through a $23.8 million City Bond Program passed in 2005.

The Bridge’s service model will be “state-of-the-art” and based on three years of research to observe and learn from “best practices” around the nation.