Bridge to Brighter provides housing and supportive programming, services, and resources to help youth in and aging out of foster care make a successful transition to adulthood. Their mission is guided by faith, and they will meet the physical and emotional needs of youth in and aging out of foster care through mentoring, building healthy relationships, and creating life success plans that promote healing and a brighter future.
They also teach young people to be independent, resilient, self-reliant, and self-sufficient. Some of the organization’s pillars include:
- Safe Housing
- Employment Assistance and Coaching
- Self-Care and Healing
- Building Healthy Connections and Relationships
- Life Skills Development Mentoring
You can learn more about them by watching a video about the organization, or through interviews taken by their board members and a resident.
Additionally, they have an upcoming event taking place on Thursday, September 7th, 2023 from 6:30-8:00pm at the First Congregational Church of Wauwatosa. There will be a panel discussing the topic of community connections & support systems for youth aging out of foster care. For more information, or to register for this event, you can click here.
You can also take some time to explore their website at www.bridgetobrighter.org.
A special thanks to Nick Sgarlata from Bridge to Brighter for his guest blog post contribution!