Bridge of Hope Inc

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Location: 311 National Rd Exton PA 19341 USA

Mission: Our mission is to call and equip compassionate people from many Christian faith traditions to exemplify Christ''s love to homeless women and children by creating and sustaining thriving Bridge of Hope affiliates and program and church sites. Local Bridge of Hope affiliates and sites bring together professional staff and trained church-based mentoring groups to empower homeless and at-risk single mothers to attain: * permanent housing * financial stability through employment *life-changing friendships *increased self-esteem and growth in areas of holistic living
Programs: From recruiting churches to training mentors and serving homeless families, Bridge of Hope National offers a variety of resources to help Christians end and prevent homelessness among single women and children in their communities. These resources assist affiliates in launching and operating a life-changing ministry of friendship that connects one church with one homeless family. Resources include a complete mentor training program, start-up workbooks, operational manuals, training, newsletters, conferences and unlimited phone consultation.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a six-year board member, I have been impressed with Bridge of Hope's steadfast commitment to several key components of effective work: 1) seeing board work as a learning community, constantly searching for the best ways to work alongside real human people, not a target group; 2) constanting keeping the women & their children as the main focus of our energies, not the perpetuation of our organization; and, 3) seeing the strengths that a woman & her family bring to the task of ending their cycle of homelessness & its attendant issues.

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effectively changing when times change.

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

continue to work on diversifying the religious affiliations of our board.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Bridge of Hope National has the audacity to think it can end and prevent homelessness for women and children. As a board member I am impressed with our willingness to tackle this huge issue, to use the "best board practices" in the process of our work, and to use a professional model with such a high rate of sucess in working at this challenge.

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In the stories of women who have been in the program and have had their lives turned around for the good.

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Keep struglling to find a more consistent basis for funding.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering with Bridge of Hope for 3 years. In that time, I have witnessed God's hand at work in a powerful way, working through men and women who take the command to love our neighbor seriously. This is an extremely well organized and efficient organization, made up of people who are trained and ready to help women and children change their lives. The staff with whom I work are extremely dedicated people. They care deeply about the plight facing so many women and children who truly want to improve their lives, but need some HOPE to do so, which is what this organization gives them in a very personal way. I recently heard a young woman speak at our National Conference, and she witnessed with her words and spirit the difference this organization has made in her life. What a powerful witness to the loving involvement of so many dedicated men and women. This organization is the best I've had the pleasure of working with.

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Hearing about he success of so many women and children experiencing changed lives.

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Support it's on going mission in any way possible.

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