Brenda’s Moment

Brenda had been in an abusive relationship from the time when she was a teenager, and she was convinced that she could not support her children without her husband. She had no self-esteem and no job skills: the only gift she felt she had was baking, and that was what enabled her, in her words,... Continue Reading →

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Dustyne’s Moment

Dustyne and her beautiful children had experienced too much heartache, and Dustyne turned to Bridges of Hope despite feeling nervous and afraid. She recalls: “Things just weren’t adding up. I needed help to stop going in the same circle.” Dustyne was connected with our Side by Side Mentoring Program. She had the skills to live... Continue Reading →

One step forward…and another step back.

In this job we celebrate a lot of successes--both small and large--with the families we work with. However, the reality in life (for our clients and ourselves) is that sometimes, with each step forward, we are forced to take one or two steps back. It can be very frustrating for the teens I work with... Continue Reading →

Dustin & Ashley’s Moment

Ashley and Dustin are a married couple with two children. The family has been struggling to make ends meet for quite a while. So often, when families live in poverty, it is extremely difficult to get ahead. For this family, and for many families living in poverty, the saying "when it rains it pours" was... Continue Reading →

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