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Spring 2024 Newsletter

Check out our Spring 2024 Newsletter!

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“Boston-based nonprofit provides ‘Bridge’ over youth homelessness”

Bridge President & CEO Elisabeth Jackson spoke to The Bay State Banner about Bridge's history, services, and what youth homelessness looks like in 2024.

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Elisabeth Jackson Named to the Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Commission

Elisabeth Jackson has been appointed to the Massachusetts Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Commission (UYHC) by Governor Maura Healey.

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Elisabeth Jackson Participates in GBH Panel: “Hidden in Plain Sight: Understanding Youth Homelessness”

Bridge President & CEO Elisabeth Jackson spoke to The Boston Globe for an article about youth aging out of foster care.

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“Cut loose at 18 and struggling into adulthood”

Bridge President & CEO Elisabeth Jackson spoke to The Boston Globe for an article about youth aging out of foster care.

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Safe Place Interview with Adolescent Counselor Rachel Sibbles

Adolescent Counselor Rachel Sibbles discusses Bridge's role in the National Safe Place Network.

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‘The ones serving you coffee’: Number of unaccompanied homeless youth rises post-pandemic

Bridge's President and CEO Elisabeth Jackson spoke to GBH News about the youth homelessness crisis in Massachusetts and how youth experiencing homelessness are often hidden in plain sight.

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A Night in the Life: Welcome Center

Spend a night with Welcome Center Manager Shelley Holmes and learn how she prepares and oversees the Welcome Center each night for our youth who need a place to stay.

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Raise the Age: an Opinion Piece

Bridge President & CEO Elisabeth Jackson spoke to The Boston Globe for an article about youth aging out of foster care.

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Elisabeth Jackson delivers TEDxBoston talk

Bridge President & CEO Elisabeth Jackson delivered a powerful TEDxBoston speech on youth homelessness.

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“Boston’s homeless shelters for young adults are pressed to their limits by surging demand this winter”

Bridge was featured in The Boston Globe in a story on the surge of youth experiencing homelessness during the winter months.

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Bill Schmidt Will Support Bridge Over Troubled Waters in the 8th Annual Winter Walk

The Winthrop Transcript featured a story about how Advisory Council member Bill Schmidt will be raising money for Bridge by participating in this year's Winter Walk.

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Bridge featured on Boston 25 News

Bridge President and CEO Elisabeth Jackson spoke to Fox 25 News's Daniel Coates this past Sunday about the challenges youth facing homelessness experience in the winter weather.

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Matthew Judon Hosts Bridge Shopping Spree at Snipes in Downtown Boston

New England Patriot Matthew Judon hosted a special shopping event on Tuesday, Dec. 19th at the Snipes Boston location.

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Join Bridge for the 2024 Winter Walk

Join Bridge for the 2024 Winter Walk!

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Bridge Karaoke Party with Matthew Judon featured on Channel 7 News

Channel 7 News covered Bridge's karaoke party this week, hosted by Patriots star Matthew Judon.

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Bridge featured on WBZ with Laurie Kirby

Bridge Over Troubled Waters and the work we are doing to help youth experiencing homelessness was featured on WBZ NewsRadio 1030 with Laurie Kirby.

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Bridge featured on Rock 92.9

Radio station Rock 92.9 featured a segment about Bridge and the work we are doing over the holidays to help youth feel included and cared for during this season.

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Bridge President and CEO Elisabeth Jackson talks to Karson & Kennedy’s Good Vibe Tribe

Bridge President and CEO Elisabeth Jackson spoke to Karson & Kennedy's Good Vibe Tribe on Mix 104.1 about Bridge and how to support us over the holidays.

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“Bridge Over Troubled Waters steps up as number of homeless children rises in Boston”

Bridge was featured in the November 23, 2023 issue of The Boston Herald, under the headline "Bridge Over Troubled Waters steps up as number of homeless children rises in Boston."

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Bridge President and CEO Elisabeth Jackson talks to Mike Mullaney of New England Lifestyles on Sports Radio WEEI and Mix 104.1

Bridge President and CEO Elisabeth Jackson spoke to Mike Mullaney of New England Lifestyles on Sports Radio WEEI and Mix 104.1 about Bridge and our mission.

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Bridge’s Annual Gala featured in MassNonprofit News

Coverage of Bridge's Annual Gala and Auction appeared in MassNonprofit News.

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Bridge Annual Gala and Auction 2023

Bridge President and CEO Elisabeth Jackson and Founder and Executive Director of DeeDee’s Cry Toy Burton discussed suicide prevention, mental health, and the importance of community support.

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Bridge President and CEO Elisabeth Jackson talks to New England Weekend about National Homeless Youth Awareness Month

Bridge President and CEO Elisabeth Jackson talks to New England Weekend about National Homeless Youth Awareness Month and more.

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Fall 2023 Newsletter

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Spotlight

A Day in the Life: Youth & Young Adult Engagement

I start the day by reviewing notes from yesterday’s clinician sessions. This allows me to catch up on what’s happening with different youth, note any progress or setbacks, and decide how to best guide my team of clinicians. A big part of my job involves leading supervision for the Behavioral Health team.

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Behavioral Health Center Tour with Dr. Kevin Simon

Take a tour of the new Bridge Behavioral Health Center with Dr. Kevin Simon, Chief Behavioral Health Officer for the City of Boston.

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Bridge Over Troubled Waters Welcomes Amy Metet and Kate Bueker to Board of Directors

Bridge Over Troubled Waters (Bridge) is excited to announce the addition of Amy Metet and Kate Bueker to its Board of Directors.

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Winter/Spring 2023 Newsletter

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Annual Report FY22

Check out our Annual Report for FY22!

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A Day in the Life: Street Outreach Program

I start my day in the Bridge Transitional Day Program (TDP) to check in with youth I know from the streets to help ease their transition.

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Meet Our New Psychiatrists from MGH!

Part of Bridge’s partnership with MGH includes visits twice a week by adolescent psychiatrists, who help youth with medication management and provide additional behavioral health support.

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Spotlight

A Day in the Life: Behavioral Health Center

I start the day by reviewing notes from yesterday’s clinician sessions. This allows me to catch up on what’s happening with different youth, note any progress or setbacks, and decide how to best guide my team of clinicians. A big part of my job involves leading supervision for the Behavioral Health team.

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Events

Bridge Annual Gala and Auction 2022

Bridge President and CEO Elisabeth Jackson and Founder and Executive Director of DeeDee’s Cry Toy Burton discussed suicide prevention, mental health, and the importance of community support.

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Fall 2022 Newsletter

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A Day in the Life: Rapid Re-housing

When I first sit down to my desk, I check my email, especially for any reports or messages from Case Managers that have come in overnight. I oversee several Case Managers who work day-to-day with youth, helping to fnd housing, assisting with rent payment, and serving as the touch point to Bridge and the rest of our services. This is how I keep up-to-date with what’s going on.

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Events

What is Suicide Prevention?

Bridge President and CEO Elisabeth Jackson and Founder and Executive Director of DeeDee’s Cry Toy Burton discussed suicide prevention, mental health, and the importance of community support.

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Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Report

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Golf Tournament Fundraises for Charity

This past weekend, LIV Golf hosted its LIV Golf Invitational Boston in Bolton, Massachusetts, where players raised funds for nine charities, including Bridge. The full list included: Bolton Conservation Trust to fund trail maintenance, environmental and educational programs, and support land stewardship in the town of Bolton. Coaching4Change to provide low-income students critical mentorship services, empowering youth with life skills that unlock success.

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Bridge Over Troubled Waters Welcomes Kevin Simon, MD, to Board of Directors

Bridge Over Troubled Waters (Bridge) is proud to announce the admission of Dr. Kevin M. Simon, to our Board of Directors. Dr. Simon is the inaugural Chief Behavioral Health Officer for the City of Boston (Boston Public Health Commission). In this role, Dr. Simon will guide a public health strategy to support Bostonians’ growing mental and behavioral health needs through the Boston Public Health Commission.

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Bridge Celebrates 2022 Graduation — In-Person at Last!

Bridge Over Troubled Waters (Bridge) is proud to announce the graduation of 24 of our youth from various courses of study, including the state HiSET program, vocational certification programs, and associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs from public and private universities. To honor their achievements, on June 30, students participated in a special procession from our 47 West St offices to Suffolk Law School, where we held our formal graduation ceremony in person for the first time since 2019.

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Mental Health and Youth: How Bridge is supporting vulnerable youth

Learn more about how Bridge is responding to the youth mental health crisis and supporting youth with comprehensive behavioral health support, as well as ways that you can help.

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Bridge Over Troubled Waters Welcomes Jill Greenthal and Jeffrey Halis to Board of Directors

Bridge announces two new members of its Board of Directors, Jill Greenthal and Jeffrey Halis.

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2022 YOUth Count Survey: Fill out if you are under age 25!

The Massachusetts Youth Count surveys young people under the age of 25 from all across the Commonwealth who are experiencing homelessness and housing instability.

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Bridge Over Troubled Waters Announces $250,000 Grant from Bank of America

This recent grant from Bank of America will increase the capacity and deepen the scope of Bridge’s programming for homeless, runaway and at-risk youth.

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Spotlight

Celebrating Bridge’s Black Leaders

In celebration of #BlackHistoryMonth, we are kicking off a special series for spring 2022 to recognize some of the exceptional leaders in our Bridge community.

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