Bridge of Faith

Rating: 4.5 stars   4 reviews

Issues: Mental Health, Human Services, Crime & Law

Location: PO Box 9108 Whittier CA 90608 USA

Mission: Our commitment is to provide a HOME, emotional support, and life-skills to girls who have "aged out" of foster care, and women facing homelessness. Under-girding the mission isthe following vision, recently developed by the Board of Directors: to providea safe environment that nurtures young women to become emotionally stable,educated, self-supporting women of purpose with their own voice.
Programs: Girls and women who reside in aBridge of Faith H.O.M.E. (Home Opportunity Meets Emancipation) participate inour innovative Value, Importance, Purpose (VIP) program that focuses on self-esteem,physical and mental health, life-skills development, financial development, andback-to-work and school/job-readiness training. Upon entry to the program,residents receive a series of evaluations (medical, behavioral, financial,relational, parental). A recovery plan for the resident is then created, whichincludes long- and short-term goals, action steps, and a timeline. Parentingclasses are also introduced early on as well as substance abuse plans for thosewho struggle with drugs and alcohol. As residents move through the program,they learn about and engage in financial planning/management, educational andcareer planning, nutrition and physical fitness, goal development, angermanagement, workplace etiquette, interpersonal communication, and communityservice. Many residents receive job training and workplace socialization atBridge of Faith’s retail store and fundraising arm, Up*Scale Collectibles.Intensive counseling services are also provided to all residents. Throughindividual and group counseling, residents are able to gain personal insightand strength as they develop tools for breaking cyclical patterns ofdependency. Annually, more than 20 individualsreceive our residential services and 200 more receive support in the form ofsocial service referrals, family unification services, and case management.Since its inception, Bridgeof Faith has served morethan 7,500 women and their families. While Bridge of Faithand the VIP program were inspired by the founder’s personal faith, the programis nonsectarian.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Bridge of Faith (BOF) has a sense of unity that transcends through all parts of the organization; from the board meetings, to the HOME, everyone is treated like family. Providing a sense of family, safety, and permanency, is how BOF's program sets itself apart.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

Having been part of Bridge of Faith for over 9 years as a board member, I have seen, first hand, the impact on girls and women embraced by all that is made available to them.

Bridge of Faith homes have become places of safety and refuge, where love and compassion go along with guidance and encouragement.

Those who are willing to take advantage of these opportunities have found their lives changed forever.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Watching girls living in our homes becoming self-sufficient members of society.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Like to see more funding made available.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The best part in being part of Bridge of Faith is see personally the difference that we can make in somebody life.
They come to Us with insecurity not sure what to do or even what they want and little by little they start growing and developing into beautiful women that are forever part of our family
The other part of Bridge of Faith is the store Up Scale were a 2 years old kid can find theirs favorite toy the mother can find the shoes that she was looking for, the father can get a good book at the same time look for a new couch for the living room than and get all of the above for less than $100 Is a pleasure to be part of this dream!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The life of the girls that already are out of the home and continue to be successful They keep in contact, spend holidays, bring they children to visit Bride of Faith is their HOME

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Open more HOMES

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Rating: 4 stars  

Great thrift shop. Serves many with small budget.
Very caring volunteers.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Conversation with volunteers and aid recipients.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand network of volunteers.

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