MISSION & VISION
Our mission is to change the face of foster care through targeted recruitment of families who are willing to provide a family and home to youth who are at increased risk due to high-risk behavior challenges and the absence of acceptance and support for their sexual identity. Bridge Builders can give a child a sense of
acceptance amid societal bias and seemingly insurmountable
circumstances. Bridge Builders specializes in the service of two uniquely underserved populations: High-risk behavioral and LGBTQ. We are passionate about providing youth with a safe and nurturing environment that keeps them connected to community, family, and friends. Through our community partnerships and targeted recruitment, Bridge Builders will provide a family who is trained to meet the unique needs of these two very high-risk populations. We embrace their differences, advocate for their interest, and provide them with the notion that they are family.
Building a community-based program that is designed to meet the specific needs of children with high-risk behavior challenges and within the LGTBQ population.
Bridge Builders is based on the principle of acceptance and support.
Our agency’s principle is rooted in the following:
Developing and maintaining caregiver resources and staff who are willing, committed, and highly trained to serve the LGBTQ population and youth with behavioral challenges.
Maintaining stable placements and minimize risk to children in our care.
Maintaining trauma informed and evidence-based practices.