Bridges of Hope was founded in 2002 as a 501c3 faith-based nonprofit organization. The mission of Bridges of Hope is to build bridges of support, anchored in Christ’s love, between families in the Lakes Area and the community assets that can help them thrive and gain hope. Though the organization is founded on religious principles, the services to households are always provided without reference to or expectation of any stated belief.
Bridges of Hope partners with the community to strengthen, stabilize, and support families while sending a message of hope and empowering them to thrive.
Bridges of Hope serves anyone who contacts us within Crow Wing County and the surrounding communities in central Minnesota. Every person who reaches out for help is facing a unique challenge; and unlike traditional human service agencies that typically focus on a single type of service (housing, counseling, health, etc.), Bridges of Hope instead focuses on assisting a household in crisis—whatever the crisis may be—by assessing their needs and strengths and working creatively and collaboratively to assist them with interventions that can help them move beyond it.
Bridges of Hope does not set income or asset limits as part of our eligibility; our expertise is in helping a household access the existing resources they qualify for and in seeking creative solutions for those who are not eligible for more traditional services (such as county social services). Our goals are to prevent child abuse, maltreatment and neglect; reduce isolation; increase family stability;and promote stronger, healthier families.
Our programs and services are tailored to address various social determinants and to ensure that these services are provided in a culturally competent manner. Our services and resources are available to anyone facing a challenge, crisis or barrier to safety and well-being, regardless of their sex, religion, race, family size or status and/or disability status. A donation of just $200 helps a family or individual get back on track.
This year, would you make a gift of $25, $50, or even $100 to support our work in the Brainerd Lakes Area? Bridges of Hope is asking generous donors such as yourself to help us raise our goal of $65,000, enabling us to continue our work with individuals and families across the community.