A Church-Based Approach to Ending Family Homelessness

Start a Bridge of Hope

There are 3 ways to start a Bridge of Hope - to end homelessness for women and children.

Watch the videos to learn more. Click on “view PDF” to see a one-page overview of each option.

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View a one-page comparison of the 3 ways to Start a Bridge of Hope.

Become a Bridge of Hope OneChurch Site

A OneChurch Site is for  individual churches in communities where there is not already a Bridge of Hope Affiliate or Bridge of Hope Program Site.  Churches raise funds for rental assistance, find a local agency partner, and form a mentoring group – to end homelessness for one single mother and her children (or multiple families over time).

Start a Bridge of Hope Program Site 

A Program Site is for existing Christian faith-based agencies (already successfully serving families on the housing continuum) who want to refocus or expand their impact by using Bridge of Hope’s three-way partnership model. 

Launch a Bridge of Hope Affiliate

An Affiliate is for those who want to start a new nonprofit affiliate in your community that operates as part of the Bridge of Hope network.  You will form a board of directors, raise funds, and hire a social worker.

For all three options Bridge of Hope National provides:

  • a complete mentor training program
  • web-based training and support for case managers from a masters-level social worker
  • extensive strengths-based program materials and more