Liza Howell and Stephanie Polikoff are Co-Founding Board Directors of Bridge 21 Park City. They’re addressing housing for the neurodiverse community in Park City, with a goal of having a variety of housing options so that when the population graduates out of The Learning Center, they have options of places to live and ways to plug into the community as independently as possible.
“We were founded as a nonprofit in 2021 and prior to that, we sprang out of a group of parents at the National Ability Center. We are a Park City housing and transition committee.” Howell told me.
Two local non-profits have joined forces to provide much needed housing for the underserved, young- adult members of Park City’s neurodiverse population. The fact that these two non-profits have come together is a wonderful tale of well-timed coincidences.
Pat Matheson, Executive Director of Mountainlands Community Housing Trust, became aware of the need for neurodiverse housing options in 2017by meeting with parents of neurodiverse children at Park City’s renowned National Ability Center, including Liza Howell, Wes Stout, Stephanie Polukoff In early 2020, these and other parents formed a new nonprofit organization called Bridge21, whose goal is to create affordable housing options for neurodiverse adults, whether they be on the autism spectrum, suffering from traumatic brain injuries, or who face other neurodiverse challenges.
We are excited to share about the NAC Annual Formal Dance!
This year’s dance will be June 18th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the National Ability Center. There will be light food and drink, dancing, a photo booth, and a relaxation station to get a break from the action if needed.
Each guest will receive a corsage or boutonniere and a gift bag. Salon services prior to the event as well! Just $20 per person with scholarships available.
This dance is for anyone 16 and older with a disability and their date of all abilities. Please pass this on to anyone you think may be interested!