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Enrich the Bridge

The Bridge at Arbor Circle is a safe shelter program for youth who are facing homelessness or considering running away. In the middle of a crisis, the Bridge provides shelter, counseling, case management, group support, youth activities and connections to other needed services. The Bridge assists youth with meeting their basic needs, setting goals, building new life skills, and establishing connections with peers and mentors who can support them. 

Serving an average of 250 youth a year and operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, The Bridge is a facility that is constantly in use and constantly in need of maintenance. Starting in August 2017, construction will begin to provide much needed upgrades to the facility, improve the functionality of the existing space, and make The Bridge an even more welcoming space for the youth we serve each year.

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The core elements of this project include:

1.)  In the main program space: reconfiguring the main office for increased efficiency; updating the furniture in our group programming space; and adding 5 computer work stations to support youth in their educational pursuits.

 

2.)  Upgrading the dining room furniture, floor, and lighting, to support the family-style “Around the Table” approach to meals at The Bridge.

3.)  Reconstructing the existing bathroom facilities to go from 2 single-user bathrooms to 3 1/2 single-user bathrooms.  This will double our current capacity and streamline our bathroom/shower scheduling, especially on busy schooldays.

 

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A special thank you to Via Design for their design work, and to the Enrich the Bridge Committee for their dedication to this project.

Enrich the Bridge Committee: Mimi Cummings, Helle Haw, Wendy Madden, Mary Miner, Kristi Poplin, Diane Springett