Callie’s Moment

Callie is a mom of three kids: Damion, Alayna, and Alexa, and is in the process of divorcing from her husband of many years. Even though it was emotionally and financially difficult, she was learning to manage living on one income and providing for her kids on her own. In the midst of this transition, she was... Continue Reading →

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God is in Control

During this busy time of year it so important to remind ourselves daily: God is in control. Simple words to read; not always simple to live by. Here at Bridges, we have a wonderful staff ready to answer His call on a daily basis by being truly present for each and every client we talk... Continue Reading →

Run for Hope – A Success!

Last Saturday, we partnered with the Journey North Community Church (TJN) to host the first-ever Run for Hope. It was a huge success! More than 140 people registered to walk or run and many others came to cheer us on. I was one of those 140 registered "runners." Flashback with me a few months ago.... Continue Reading →

Churches Play a Key Role

Last Tuesday we hosted our Annual Faith Leader Lunch and were so blessed to have more than 30 of our local faith leaders in attendance. Area Churches have played a critical role in the ongoing success of Bridges of Hope since our inception. In 2012, local churches provided: Our largest non-grant source of support ($46,963... Continue Reading →

It’s Not About the Bunny, the Candy, and the Ham. Or is it?

As I prepare for the upcoming Easter holiday with my own family, I am reminded about the tearful phone call we received at Bridges of Hope from Nicole a couple of years ago. It was a just three days before Easter and she had made the difficult decision not to go visit her grandmother for... Continue Reading →

An Anchored Board and Staff

The mission of Bridges of Hope is to build bridges of support, anchored in Christ’s love, between families in the Lakes area and the community assets that can help them thrive and gain hope. That sounds nice, but what does "anchored in Christ's love" really mean? To the Board of Directors, when they were crafting... Continue Reading →

Community Concert Touched Hearts

Written by Guest Author Tracy Jeremiason, Board Member At the end of March, Bridges of Hope hosted a Community Concert of thanks and praise! Bridges of Hope was hosting it second concert of this kind and was also celebrating its 10th Anniversary--a day to celebrate ten years of of service, commitment, and partnerships with the... Continue Reading →

Volunteer Appreciation Week

National Volunteer Week embodies the energy and power volunteers evoke on a daily basis as they lead by example—not only encouraging the people they help, but motivating others to serve as well. Volunteer Appreciation Week was April 15-21 this year. Several Countries celebrate this week: USA, Canada, England, and Australia. Some ways these countries celebrate are luncheon's... Continue Reading →

Entertaining Angels

Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby, some have entertained angels unawares.”—Hebrews 13: 1 & 2  From Bridges' inception, the strong link to local churches has been a central part of our design. Even the original concept of Bridges of Hope started in a church that saw both the wide... Continue Reading →

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