BRIDGES FOR WOMEN PROGRAM INC
May 17, 2010
After 4 years of 24/7 childhood-trauma memory work I found myself at Bridges door step with little awareness of the shift I required and not knowing if they could help me move forward. When they told me "this is the program for you!", I thought they were crazy! I thought I would never fit anywhere ever again. Then my first day in class I had a breakdown in the bathroom because I realized how far from Society I was after 4 years of healing work. I worked very hard in the 6 month program to bridge gaps in my memory and brain function, relate to people, articulate myself again. I graduated because I had non-judgemental support from people who accepted me in the moment - where I was - and where I wanted to be next - and it was all on my own terms! After graduation I did 7 days of "0 Trace" living Mountaineering with Outward Bound, then was asked to volunteer as the Bridges IT Technician. 5 years later I am still there ... developed BridgesIT Support Services to raise IT standards every year which support clients, volunteers and staff who participate in the many facets of Bridges ... including the visionary aspects at work to help even more people move forward! Why? Because I know that Bridges has a transformative Recipe that works, and can be applied to many areas of transition in our community. I know it works! I am a graduate!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I worked very hard in Bridges 6 month program; bridge gaps in memory and brain function, relate to people, articulate myself again. I graduated because of non-judgemental people who accepted me in the moment, where I was, and where I WANTED to go!
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
the fact that I make a difference in peoples lives with every single effort I give.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
gracious, patient, non-judgemental, compassionate
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
help every person who is ready to move forward in their own lives, build fantastic print and web based educational resources and services to empower and guide, partner and connect organizations and businesses in the efforts to help men, women and youth!
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Client Served & I graduated from the Victoria Campus Program June 2004.