Who are we?
The Bridge is a registered charity that, for nearly 30 years, has provided services for men who have been incarcerated, to enable their rehabilitation and reintegration into the community.
Located at 319 Barton Street East, Bridge House provides transitional housing for up to six men at a time, as well as practical, emotional and physical support through in-house programs, group meetings and one-on-one interactions with both resident and non-resident ex-offenders, in order to improve their life skills and access to training, education and work opportunities. The Bridge also facilitates a Family Support Group, to address the needs of the hidden victims of incarceration—the family members who must deal with the financial and social consequences of the jailing of a loved one.
Restorative Justice is the philosophy under which we operate.
a) Type of people we work with:
Provincial area mostly, and mostly with men.
b) Self-Help Groups
- Clients’ Groups led by volunteers and Executive Director.
- Family Support Group – led by volunteers.
c) Reintegration Support Services
- Discharge Planning Services, coordinated by Discharge Planner
- Transitional Housing, coordinated by Discharge Planner and Executive Director
- Case Management, coordinated by Executive Director
- Executive Director
- Discharge Planner
- Occupational Therapist
- Educational Facilitator
- Administrative Assistant
Volunteers make up the Board of Directors and Bridge House groups
How you can help us
a) Volunteer – as a Board member, with the Self-Help groups or otherwise.
b) Donate – including to our House and Programs.
c) Provide Survival Kit and Household Goods.