The two most important days in a person’s life is the day they were born and the day they find out why.
- Mark Twain

our mission

We believe we can lead youth out of homelessness and empower them to live a life that will change a life!

How do we do it?

We provide housing for children in DCS custody, and support for young adults aging out of foster care or facing homelessness from ages 18 to 20.

A kid at The Bridge House

This is our "Why"

  • 23,000 kids age out of foster care each year without the support and stability of a family.

  • 1 in 2 will experience homelessness, and 1 in 2 develop substance dependencies.

  • All will have an exponentially higher risk of becoming a victim of human trafficking.

  • To lead homeless youth out of homelessness and give them the tools to build their dream into a reality.

  • Less than half will have graduated from high school and nearly 2 out of 3 of the girls will be pregnant by age 21.

Through your support, The
Bridge House offers

Housing

Personal Care

Development

Community

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Meet the house crew

Ashlyn Scudder
Secretary
Bonnie Ryan
Board Member
Brandi Courtwright
Board Chair
Jennifer Gallahar
House Coordinator
KRISTINE HAMPTON
Business Administrator
More Info
JOHN WIDRICK
Executive Director
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John Widrick
Executive Director
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Michelle Swart
House Admin
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Vicky Chilton
The Bridge House Coordinator
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patrick seay
Board Member
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Jim Johnston
President
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Michael Joyce
Treasurer
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Michael Joyce
Treasurer

Our partners

R&D Services
Freedom Boat Club
Tuls Dairies
Lochinvar
AOSmith Foundation
Cross Point Church
New Tribe Church
Underscore works
Reid & CO Construction
Zaxby's
The Bridge Fellowship
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John Widrick
Executive Director
A lady in red shirt at The Bridge HouseA lady in cheerleading outfit at The Bridge House
Michelle Swart
House Admin
A lady at The Bridge HouseA lady wearing a jersey at The Bridge House
Vicky Chilton
The Bridge House Coordinator
Photo of a Man with a black t-shirt and wearing an eyeglass at The Bridge HouseA man wearing an orange cap at The Bridge House
patrick seay
Board Member
A man wearing a striped shirt at The Bridge HouseA man in green loong sleeves at The Bridge House
Jim Johnston
President
Photo of a man with long beard and wearing a white long sleeve at The Bridge HousePhoto of a man wearing a black cap and orange tshirt at The Bridge House
Michael Joyce
Treasurer
Photo of a man with long beard and wearing a white long sleeve at The Bridge HousePhoto of a man wearing a black cap and orange tshirt at The Bridge House
Michael Joyce
Treasurer