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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Common Goods–5 Years and 5 Ways to Say Thanks!

It's hard to believe Common Goods has been supporting the work of Bridges of Hope for five years! So much has happened, from the initial idea of opening a store to benefit Bridges, to celebrating Common Goods' 5th Anniversary this month. The idea for a opening a store that would provide a portion of the... Continue Reading →

A Fairy Tale Ending

Over the past two and a half years, I have had the privilege to work with 44 teen parents through our Teen Parent Outreach Program at Bridges of Hope. As the program comes to an end, I am saddened to not continue to work with such wonderful people; however, I am so grateful that our amazing community partner,... Continue Reading →

Kimberly’s Moment

It's that dreaded feeling you get...when you realize you have just been in a car accident. What happened before the accident is usually a blur, but what happens after an accident can leave you feeling just as foggy. At Bridges of Hope we try to help lift some of the fog for the clients that... Continue Reading →

Building Bridges…in more ways than one

"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." In an effort to spread the word about our mission, Bridges of Hope partnered with the 5th grade at Forestview Middle School to host our Second Annual Building... Continue Reading →

A Few Numbers, and Many of Your Words

Last year was another record-breaking year at Bridges of Hope. In 2013, we received referrals, calls & requests for help from 2,896 households! Part of my role at Bridges is to crunch the numbers, which I realize doesn't necessarily sound all that fun or exciting, but I really do enjoy it because of what it... Continue Reading →

Great Partnerships, Guaranteed

Amazing things are happening at Bridges of Hope, all because of you. Because of you, today (one week before Thanksgiving), our Fall Fundraising Campaign (60K in 60 Days) has reached $36,000 of our $60,000 goal, just 21 days into the campaign--that is simply incredible. That translates into help and hope for 240 more families this... 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 →

One Year Ago…

Where were you one year ago? I remember clearly that I was in our little office in First Lutheran Church, looking around at stacks of boxes and wondering how we ever fit so many people, file cabinets & desks into one small space! As we were in the midst of planning for our moving day,... Continue Reading →

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