Danielle’s Moment

If you’re like me, you are focusing some time & energy today on wrapping up loose ends at work so you can turn your focus to wrapping up gifts and the final details for your Christmas celebrations next week. Or maybe you’re that amazing person at your church who is leading the Christmas program performance... Continue Reading →

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Loving Our Neighbors

At Bridges of Hope, our mission 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.  Basically, that's a fancy way of saying we want to "love our neighbors as ourselves." Last year, somewhere around 7,000 of... Continue Reading →

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 →

Looking Ahead

Our staff and board members spent the day together yesterday enjoying good food & fellowship and we also did some planning for the future of Bridges. It was a relaxing & energizing day! We started out by naming our burdens & distractions and giving them to God so we could be fully present in our... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

A Place at the Table

Hunger is a very real issue in our community. In fact, at Bridges of Hope, we hear from around 8 households per week who are worried about where their next meal will come from. Summer is just around the corner and many low-income families will struggle with providing food for their children while they are... 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 →

His Blessings Abound

From all of us here at Bridges of Hope, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! As we continue to celebrate His birth, we also had a week of many other blessings here at Bridges! Our staff enjoyed a much needed long weekend to celebrate Christmas with our loved ones. We returned to the office on... Continue Reading →

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