Bridge Disability Ministries’
Welcome to our CafeGive page. We hope you find this to be another way to support us and to keep our programs and our community present in your life every day. We appreciate that you are choosing to support our work in all three of our ministries – Spiritual Care, Mobility and Guardianship.—Jack Staudt, Executive Director
So often persons living with a physical and/or developmental disability are left wondering about their own worth and value. They find themselves facing losses and isolation that most say cause far more suffering than does their actual disability. Bridge builds programs and relationships to serve:
The population of the area served is expected to grow 15% over the next five years and we know that 20% of our population is living with a disability with 40% assumed to be living below the poverty level.
- Adults and families living with physical and/or developmental disabilities
- Church communities intentional about being inclusive
- Businesses and other agencies interested in disability concerns
By providing mobility items such as wheelchairs and walkers, we can help alleviate isolation and allow people to participate and move more freely within their community. Gaining better access to basic needs, resources, jobs, education and other opportunities promotes awareness and greater independence. Bridge is also the court-appointed legal guardian of 40 persons with incapacitating developmental disabilities. These are persons with little or no family involvement and little or no money. Bridge has been appointed by the court to take responsibility for the decisions affecting each individual like legal and medical issues. While taking responsibility, Bridge seeks to maximize the independence, and power of choice, of each client.
You can learn more at www.bridgemin.org.