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The Bridge Youth Council will provide gift wrapping services for Barnes & Noble purchases at the Deer Park store on Thursday, December 5; Monday, December 9; and Wednesday, December 11 from 3 - 9:00 p.m. each day. Customers make make a donation to The Bridge in exchange for the service.
Location: Barnes & Noble, Deer Park Town Center 20600 North Rand Road Deer Park, IL 60010
On Tuesday, December 3, The Bridge staff will be volunteering at the Palatine Food Pantry to help sort and organize food donations. We rely on the great volunteers that help us, and we see this as a great opportunity to help our neighbor and continue to support the Palatine community we serve. "Like" us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter@TheBridgeYouth for pictures and updates of us giving back!
Confident and bubbly, the 12-year-old girl wearing thick eyeliner speaks insightfully about her family's traumatic difficulties.
"A lot of people feel great pain and grief," said Rosemarie Guiffra, a middle school student from Hoffman Estates. "It's kind of nice to know someone else knows."....read the full article HERE.
We have met the match!
With the help of generous donors, including golfers at our August 19th golf outing, we raised the $10,000 in new or increased donation to receive a $10,000 match from an anonymous foundation.
Thank you. All of us at The Bridge; staff, board, volunteers, and service recipients are grateful that the community is generous. This generosity allows us to make a difference in the lives of children. With your help, we continue our work to help troubled kids lead happier more successful lives regardless of their ability to pay for services.
The Bridge has just received a $10,000 grant from an anonymous foundation to help children dealing with traumatic experiences. The grant comes with catch: The Bridge must first raise $10,000 from new or increased donations. Our goal is ambitious. We want to raise $10,000 in the next two weeks.
We need your help. Please make a gift now at www.bridgeyouth.org (by clicking the donate button to the right of this article). Your new or increased gift will be matched dollar for dollar by this foundation.
Fourteen-year-old Michelle’s father was being sent to prison on substance abuse charges, leaving her mom to try keeping the family together. Due to financial struggles and substance abuse, the family had moved frequently and Michelle changed schools often. Finally settled in one place, Michelle is able to attend counseling at The Bridge at an affordable reduced fee because donations support The Bridge counseling program.
The $10,000 we raise and the $10,000 grant will allow us to provide more than 200 counseling sessions for children like Michelle right here in the Northwest Suburbs.
Thank you for your support.
It is through YOUR generosity that The Bridge is able to provide programs and services to aid area youth.
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As a human service agency providing counseling, mentoring and education to thousands of families annually, you have probably heard of us.
But do you really understand what we do and who we are?
Read a story or two to get a brief glimpse into the everyday life here at The Bridge. Although the names were changed to protect confidentiality, these are real stories about real families.
Thank you for your interest in The Bridge. Through your travels on our site, we hope you become as dedicated and passionate about our Mission as we are.
Presently, The Bridge serves children through age 17 and their families. All programs and services are available to those who live in Palatine Township.
The Crisis Intervention team serves six townships in Northwest Suburban Cook County (Palatine, Schaumburg, Barrington , Elk Grove , Maine , and Hanover townships). Programs address normal parenting and child development issues, as well as more serious difficulties that children and families encounter.
Barrington TownshipBarrington (only Cook County)
Barrington Hills (only Cook County)
Elk Grove TownshipArlington Heights (small portion)
Elk Grove Village
Maine TownshipDes Plaines
Glenview (small portion)
Niles (small portion)
Rosemont (small portion)
Morton Grove (small portion)
Schaumburg TownshipElk Grove