About The Bridge
Creating Freedom and Positive Choices for our Children.
Building Bridges for Adolescents, Young Adults and Families in Recovery.
We Bridge the Gaps: Our Individual Recovery and Safe Haven Grants Build Bridges for Young People and Families seeking supportive services, housing and programming they otherwise could not access or afford. Our Fiscal Sponsorship Builds Bridges for Start-up community-based grass roots organizations seeking to support young people and families for whom current Systems have failed. Our Collaborative Programming Builds Bridges of communication, cooperation and coordination between organizations and institutions serving young people and families.
The Bridge Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation organized to provide a supportive community environment and “safe haven” for individuals for whom the current societal systems have failed. The Bridge Foundation works closely with Community-Based Philanthropic and Educational Organizations to provide a collaborative approach to combating substance abuse and addiction in adolescents and young adults, partnering with others in the community to provide Programming and Systems Reform in local Communities, Universities and other Educational and Government institutions.
The Bridge Foundation has established a grant making program to provide financial assistance to young people, including High School and College students who are committed to their sobriety and education and require financial assistance for supportive Recovery housing, services and programming. The Foundation’s target group consists primarily of individuals between the ages of 16 and 26 and their families, including Adolescents and young adults who Use, Abuse or are Dependent upon Alcohol and Other Drugs, are in Recovery or struggling with self-destructive behavior, and those not meeting their goals within the current educational institutions or workforce.
The Bridge Foundation is targeted to helping Youth and their families seeking direction, support, advice and choices for integrated healing within a community environment.
The Bridge Foundation is targeted to promoting direction, support, advice and education for integrated healing within a community environment, with particular emphasis on the College Community. Strategic Partnerships are developed with local area treatment and support programs, educational, philanthropic, and community service organizations working in a collaborative Model. Areas of priority for funding include Transitional Housing, Coordination of Housing availability with Community Service Projects, Education-Based Prevention and Intervention, and development of a support group and social network that transcends any single physical individual placement as a critical element to long-term recovery.
Strategic Partnerships are developed with local area treatment and support programs and community service organizations working in a collaborative Model. Areas of priority for funding include Transitional Housing, Coordination of Housing availability with Community Service Projects, and development of a support group and social network that transcends any single physical individual placement as a critical element to long-term recovery.
The Bridge Provides support for Young People and Families in Recovery in four primary areas of focus:
- Direct Grants to Young People in Recovery and their families for Housing, Peer-to-Peer Coaching and Treatment
- Family Education and Support Programs
- The Bridge to Creativity Music and Arts Program
- Recovery Information, Resources and Support referrals in the Philadelphia area and East Coast
The Bridge Solution
The Bridge Foundation is a non-profit organization which supports adolescents, young adults, and families in Recovery from drug and alcohol and other behavioral-related problems. The Bridge Foundation believes that there exists a need for a local, supportive, community-based and inclusive Peer environment for young people and their families as they are in the process of navigating challenging transitions that occur during the Recovery Process, and offers a new paradigm that will:
- Provide a physical environment where young people can come together in fellowship and holistic community to work toward common healthy sober practices;
- Foster the quest for young adults and their families to find the right balance in their lives and relationships
- Enable opportunities for prevention, cure and sustainable skill development within an individualized, multi systemic approach
- Provide tools for survival, self sufficiency, dignity and lifelong freedom from limitations
- Engage in a 12 Step Program when appropriate in ways that are meaningful to young adults
We provide Education-Based Systems and Programming to support young people who are using or abusing drugs and alcohol, and promote awareness, early detection, intervention and available services on campus and in academic settings for high school, college, and graduate students.
The Bridge Foundation represents a sturdy Bridge for participants to walk on as they move about their lives and integrate the often challenging worlds of sobriety and student life. Its aim is lifelong freedom from constricting limitations and achievement of best potential.
- Caroline Fenkel, LCSW
- Mark G. Hopkins
- LaToya Monroe, Treasurer
- Nancy Marcus Newman, President
- Denise Parmet
- Fred Way, Jr., Secretary