|The Bridge Community Center
The Bridge is a cross-cultural community center that provides family support, case management, interpretation, and acculturation to Southeast Asian refugee families and their descendants.
The BRIDGE mission is to build bridges of understanding and friendship between individuals and families from different backgrounds, help them to learn about and from each other, and assist them in developing strong help networks in their neighborhood and a sense of pride and unity in their community.
Though our primary focus is on the Southeast Asian community, we do not turn away anyone because of race, creed or ethnicity.
Community Services Provided
Parent Education Programs
The family support program provides one-on-one assistance for parents seeking support services. The program helps parents identify areas that need to be strengthened, set goals for the family, provide advocacy and support in the school system and a link with other community organizations.
The Bridge provides on-going support groups with an emphasis on preventive medical and mental health education, informal conversations and refreshments.
The Bridge offers referrals and linkages to services such as housing assistance, food, support groups, prenatal care, medical services and counseling. These services are available to everyone in the community.
The Bridge offers interpreting services in Hmong, Cambodian and Laotian for medical, dental and other contracting agency appointments and help with filling out forms for governmental and other agencies.
After School Activities English as a Second Language
Activities include mentoring, career and college guidance, access to computers, homework help, arts and crafts and outside activities with physical education. Girl Scouts have a troop meeting every Wednesday and girls of all ages are welcome.
Classes are taught for the Southeast Asian community.
The Bridge Traditional Dance Program...