Bridge Disability Ministries

Rating: 4.9 stars   10 reviews

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Location: 12356 Northup Way Suite # 103 Bellevue WA 98005 USA

Mission: In our mission to alleviate isolation for persons with physical and/or developmental disabilities, our programs and services exist to: Improve Mobility / Promote Inclusion / Enrich Community For over 20 years, together with caring donors, churches and community partners, we have been building relationships...guarding the vulnerable, providing free wheelchairs and other items to those in need.
Results: In 2009 we held 15 Spiritual cares events in partnership with Churches and comminity centers. Offering Spiritual connection, relationship opportunities, meals & music, and more to 2500 guests. We recycled Durable medical goods, wheelchairs, etc for over a 1000 families locally and a similar number shared with 8 programs overseas. Value of the equipment exceeds $1,000,000 in retail equivilant. And... we continued to serve as Legal Guardians for 40 idigent developmentally disabled individuals with no family to care for them.
Target demographics: Low & moderate income Adults (18 years and up) with disabilities and their families. Seattle Washington area - King Snohomish & Pierce Counties.
Geographic areas served: Seattle and surrounding communities
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EIN 91-1383241
425-885-1006
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Rating: 5 stars  

Bridge has an amazing way of reaching out to faith communities by offering them the chance to have an event at their place of worship that includes and shares with those with disabilities in a joyous atmosphere. The last event was held at a church on a Sunday afternoon where we worshiped God and celebrated the wedding vows of two folks in our community. The couple not only felt affirmed by our friendship and well wishes, but encouraged as their marriage was blessed by God and witnessed by their friends. This is an incredible witness on a variety of different levels, not only to the couple professing their love and starting a new family together, but for the larger community as a whole. These events happen at least monthly and although there isn't always a wedding celebration they are always joyful and blessed.

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

the way they include people with disabilities as a normal everyday part of what life is all about.

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

Have more people engaged so that even more events, relationships, and experiences of inclusion could be enjoyed.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

The Guardianship portion of this agency is one of a kind. It specializes in adults with developmental, or intellectual disabilities. The Professional Guardians employed by Bridge go beyond the requirements of the law, and monthly take the clients on an outing of their choice. Some clients are not able to talk, but they sure do get their preferences across, sometimes pointing left then right to direct the car to their favorite lunch spot. Many other activities are offered to make the client part of the Bridge family.

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

Support for my son with autism.

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

EXPAND!

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I have a developmentally desabled client who is now in his seventies. He is still ambulatory but, does not have the stamina that he had when younger. He does not qualify for a Medicaid paid wheel chair, but Bridge Ministries donated one to him so that he can go to community events like fairs that require a lot of walking around. He really enjoys these kind of activities and because of Bridge he can still participate.

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

See people become connected to each other because of the programs provides

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

Have it become more visible to the community.

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