Bridge Over Troubled Waters provides effective and innovative services to runaway, homeless and high-risk youth, helps youth avoid a lifetime of dependency on social services, guides youth towards self-sufficiency, and enables youth to transform their lives and build fulfilling, meaningful futures.
In the late 1960s, a dedicated group of women, teachers who were members of the order of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Boston, began reaching out to disaffected, troubled, and often drug-involved youth on the Boston Common and in Cambridge, which had become gathering places for young people who had no place else to go.
Leadership & Board
The dedicated team at Bridge have a singular focus: to help our youth move their lives from troubled to transformed.
The Community We Serve
Facts About the Vulnerable Youth Community
Every year, Bridge serves 2,000 homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth in Boston.
Programs and Services
Whether you are homeless, interested in getting your HiSET, or just need someone to talk to, we can help. Bridge offers a range of services for youth ages 14 to 24 in a positive and safe environment.
Our youth make great strides before, during, and after their time at Bridge.
Bridge: The Whole Way
From 50 years of experience, Bridge has developed the capabilities and built the infrastructure needed to address the vulnerable youth community of Greater Boston.
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