Do you know all of the new Bridge of Hope locations?
March 31, 2021
In the past six months, 6 new locations have joined the Bridge of Hope Network. We celebrate their future services to families facing homelessness and Neighboring Volunteers in California, Indiana, New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania! We are so grateful for the following nonprofits and one church who will use the Bridge of Hope model as part of their important work in the communities where they serve.
Family Assistance Ministries – San Clemente, CA: FAM rejoined the Bridge of Hope network recently, because of their kindred connection to the Bridge of Hope model and the important role of Neighboring. They have many churches who support them and are excited about the opportunity to get more deeply involved in helping families succeed for the long term.
Hope Ministries – South Bend, IN: Hope’s mission is to heal, transform and thrive through a comprehensive shelter program. Families who have built relationships with staff and other residents during their two year stay often feel a sense of loss and loneliness when they move into independent housing, so the Bridge of Hope model of Neighboring is a great fit to provide ongoing support.
Bridge Women’s Center – Old Bridge, NJ: As a pregnancy resource center, Bridge Women’s Center has been serving women who are also facing homelessness. Bridge of Hope’s model will be used to help them achieve long-term stability and build a strong informal support system through Neighboring.
New Life Church of God in Christ – Toledo, OH: While Bishop Cook and his congregation are building a Family Life Center, they feel drawn to begin serving families in the community now; particularly single parent families that are living in the margins and experiencing additional pandemic-related challenges. Bridge of Hope and Neighboring is very achievable in the midst of the larger project.
Ripple Community Inc. – Allentown, PA: Currently providing safe and affordable housing along with case management, RCI realized that families still felt isolated and lacked healthy supports. Bridge of Hope Neighboring will help the church volunteers and the families share life and build relationships for healing and growth.
Family Promise of Southwestern Pennsylvania – Pittsburgh, PA: Because of the pandemic, Family Promise SWPA has not been sheltering families in local churches. They are shifting their focus to homelessness prevention and felt the Bridge of Hope model was the perfect fit. Neighboring allows them to keep the local churches engaged with helping the families they serve.
Don’t see your city or town listed in our network of locations? Please contact us to learn how you can bring Bridge of Hope to your community.