Meet Kayla Crabtree

The Bridge's Discharge Planner works with men incarcerated in the Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre to assist them in planning for their release into the community. Kayla Crabtree, The Bridge's current Discharge Planner, was featured in The Hamilton Spectator for...

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Ted’s Story – A life rebuilt with The Bridge [video]

On Barton St. in Hamilton there lives a man who is as gruff and scary outside as he is kind-hearted and tender inside. He with his dog, Comet, can be seen walking through cold winter snow wearing shorts and a t-shirt. This is his story of a life rebuilt....

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Dave’s transition to community with The Bridge

Dave (name changed) came to us late on a Friday afternoon in January. He was still wearing the shoes that he was given in jail. Dave had a long history of alcohol use and a broken marriage. He was motivated to make changes to his life. When Dave came to The Bridge, he...

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Bob Russell

" I first became aware of The Bridge in 1977 as a young Correctional Officer at the Ontario Correctional Institute located in Brampton, Ontario. OCI was an assessment and treatment centre for sentenced male offenders from across Ontario. This faith based program...

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Norm Grey

Recommendation for The Bridge I am pleased to recommend Bridge House as a very worthwhile Charitable Organization that is making a difference in our Society. Bridge House is a transition home for men who have been recently released from the Hamilton Wentworth...

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Alison Beleny testimonial

"Approximately 25 years ago, I was introduced to "The Bridge from Prison to Community (Hamilton)". At that time, the Bridge was a small group of ex-offenders, who met at a small Presbyterian church on James Street North in Hamilton. The co-ordinator and program leader...

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An examplar for Bridge house- Wayne Baker

As a volunteer at The Bridge for the last 2 years I have had many challenging and satisfying experiences. When I agreed to volunteer I had just retired and was looking for something to do with my free time. So I agreed to do a cooking demonstration dinner to help with...

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