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Bridges Training Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Autism, Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Education, Health, Human Services, Job Training, Special Education

Mission: Vocational training for individuals with disabilities.

Results: We have worked with over 450 families thus far

Target demographics: Individuals with disabilities

Geographic areas served: North Texas area

Programs: Day hab has 25 clients that attend 21-35 hours a week aimed at developing and maintaining social and academic skills. Workforce development has 40 clients in training programs geared towards acquiring and maintaining a job.

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Worthwhile nonprofit making a positive impact on the furtherance of opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Melissa and Michael are dedicated to their calling of making a quality life available to those individuals who “fall through the cracks” after High School. Their mission is clearly to enable individuals with opportunities that prove they are contributing, valuable members of society.

Advisor

Rating: 5

Bridges Training Foundation is one of the organizations that truly commits to serving this population. Not only do they have a passion to change lives they are in it for the long haul. They endeavor to meet the needs of each individual where they are, meaning what do they need to have there life changed for the better.

This could mean anything from finding them a job to providing a social outlet or life skills training, vocational development in preparation for a future job, academics, money exchange, conflict resolution, advocacy for the whole family not just the individuals they work with i.e. navigating the social services system, education system, transportation, support groups for parents and care givers.

lots of people ask what does bridges do?? The true answer even though its a little vague is "what do you need"

Bridges is an organization that is focused on the point of need of the individuals they work with and to that end, you cant find a more caring and committed group of folks to urn to when you need help.

Client Served

Rating: 5

2 years ago, I moved from the east coast with my Autistic young adult son for reasons, unfortunately, that didn't work out for him. With no family or friends, I had to navigate my way in finding a life for my son. Bridges Training Foundation wasn't only an incredible resource but they embraced my son and I, both. Bridges is unique in its advocating for individuals with developmental disabilities and special needs , while lending total support for the parent(s) and caregivers. Their comprehensive leveled training system is second to none. Their focus on ability, not disability, facilitates an individuals confidence leading to the success of purposeful life. I will be forever grateful for "open doors" and heart of Bridges Training Foundation.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization has created the most caring, encouraging and uplifting environment for special needs individuals and their families.
We could not have found a better place for our daughter after high school ended for her. The administration is highly ethical and dedicated to their mission of providing a safe place for her to continue in her adult development. We need for this organization to expand in order to allow many more young with special adults to have this exceptional opportunity.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Just being a small part of helping out with bridges and seeing the big difference they make in the community fills your heart with joy.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Bridges Training Foundation favorably enhances the quality of life for precious souls living with disabilities. The COVID-19 Pandemic has altered the way Bridges extends services, but programs are being modified to maximize the benefit to each client. The flexibility and total client focus are two reasons why I am a Proud Bridges board member and Supporter. Now, more than ever, Bridges Training Foundation needs your help! Thank you for your consideration.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bridges commitment to serving special populations is topped by no other non profit in the area. Their motto “what is best for the client” is the driving force that propels them forward. Each employee and each decision places the utmost emphasis on the needs of each individual client.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Bridges Training Foundation puts individuals with special needs at the top. They treat them with dignity and respect. They are given educational opportunities for both continued academic learning as well as daily living skills. My daughter loves her Bridges Family and so do we!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Bridges helped my adult son write his resume, practice interviewing, and helped him find a job. They did more in a month than the Texas Workforce did in a couple of years.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bridges Foundation cares about all of its clients and works with them in everyway possible. Our county has few affordable resources for handicapped adults either providing job coaching, socialization among peers, and continuing education. Bridges help caregivers/families with needed help in understanding of their client/child.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Bridges Training Foundation is a much needed, wonderful organization that improves the lives of young adults! Bridges not only advocates, teaches and finds job placements for these precious people, but also offers a friendly place to feel and be apart of a community.