A Church-Based Approach to Ending Family Homelessness

Celebrating 30 years of Bridge of Hope – 1987 to 2017!

In honor of 30 years of working to end family homelessness, our National Board has pledged  an additional $30 gift for the first 30 gifts we receive before March 31st! We need 7 more gifts to meet this challenge! Will you be one of 7 people to respond by March 31? With this match you will have an increased impact with your gift of $30, $130, $300, or any amount as you help to build a neighborhood of hope for a family facing homelessness.  

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30 years ago, on March 2, 1987, Christians in Pennsylvania gathered to meet three women facing homelessness and to learn how they could be mentoring friends with homeless mothers and children.

In 2017, our language is changing from mentoring to Neighboring. A Bridge of Hope Neighborhood includes a family facing homelessness, a case manager, and 6-10 trained Neighboring Volunteers from a Christian faith community.

Today, followers of Jesus in over 20 communities across the U.S. & Canada are creating Bridge of Hope neighborhoods with once-homeless families – and ending family homelessness for the long-term.

Will you be a neighbor – to homeless mothers and to children like Kaelyn?

girl at match nightBefore Bridge of Hope, Kaelyn changed schools three times in one year. Thanks to Kaelyn’s Bridge of Hope Neighborhood, her mom has a new job, she has been in the same apartment and school for 2 years, and she loves spending time with their Neighboring Volunteers (and especially swimming with the other kids).

Your support empowers Bridge of Hope to provide many opportunities for followers of Jesus to love God and love their neighbor.