Marcy’s Moment

One of the ways Bridges of Hope aims to support families and keep children safe in Crow Wing County is through Respite Services. This program provides no-cost, regularly scheduled childcare for families with mental health or behavioral challenges. Respite (usually 24 hours, once a month) allows both parents and children to experience a break from... Continue Reading →

Jess’s Moment

After the birth of their third child, Jess was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. She experiences attacks, where the condition gets noticeably worse, followed by times of recovery where symptoms improve.¬† Her husband, Thom, works full time to support their family, while Jess does what she can to take care of life at home. The youngest... Continue Reading →

Tools of the Trade

This past summer, Bridges of Hope hosted an excellent community training for those of us working in the "helping profession," called Healing the Heart of the Healer¬†presented by Chris Henley, MS, Licensed Psychologist. Chris says everyone is "hard- wired" for empathy, and as a result, we can be pulled in to another's feelings by the... Continue Reading →

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