Bridge To Hope provides comprehensive services and programs designed to bridge the gap to self-sufficiency for low-income and in-crisis families, to raise the quality of life and standard of living, and to restore dignity, and hope to those in need. Bridge to Hope provides services to all who demonstrate a need without regard to race, gender, language, national origin, religion, or sexual preference.
Groceries from our pantry and meals from the community kitchen ensure our most vulnerable populations, especially children and elderly, are fed. Over the next 14 months of Irma recovery we are committed to service an additional 250 families suffering the economic impacts of the storm per month.
We support our low-income families with food, meals, clothing, personal products, and household necessities. Many senior citizens and veterans also depend on the pantry and community kitchen to meet their nutritional needs.
Irma/Maria continued recovery efforts include food & hygiene products, mattresses, basic furnishings, housewares, and job re-training and repair and rebuilding assistance.
Volunteers getting the food ready for distribution. Each year volunteers provide thousands of hours of service making them our most valuable asset to creating lasting change and building a strong Miami for everyone.
It's hard to imagine but thousands of kids like this one are regularly at risk for hunger, especially in the underserved community of Deep South Dade.
Irma/Maria Recovery Project
Hurricane recovery goes far beyond the initial stage or emergency relief. Many households are now struggling to recover from uninsured losses, large deductible payments, loss or property, and loss of employment. Bridge to Hope is now rebuilding workforce housing so that families displaced by the storm can he safely rehoused and return to normalcy. Additionally, Bridge to Hope is providing new furniture and housewares to families who are still financially struggling as a result of the storm. Currently we have a waiting list for services as more and more post storm providers and funds dry up.
Food Pantry & Community Kitchen
Bridge to Hope is committed to food security for the working poor and those at risk for hunger in our local community by providing reliable access to nutritious food. We assist children, families, and veterans in need with groceries and personal hygiene products through our Pantry. A service over 300 households depend on each month to provide for their family. We are open to residents of Miami-Dade with a focus on Naranja surrounding communities. Our Food Pantry provides stable foods, fresh fruits & vegetables, and personal hygiene products because struggling families have a difficult time meeting nutritional and hygienic needs, especially those most at risk; the children and the elderly. The Community Kitchen serves nutritious hot meals as part of our feeding programs. We are commitment to the health and well-being of our clients and we collaborate with Baptist Hospital, CHI and other health professionals to offer health screening services at our site.
Make A House A Home
Make a House a Home program is made possible through the generous support of our retail partners. Through this program we provide small appliances, cookware, dishes, flatware, sheets, towels, linens, baby things, and other basic household items need in the home to enhance the quality of life for our clients.
Proud to Learn
Because education is key to breaking the cycle of poverty we offer the Proud to Learn program to children and families who access our food programs. Low income families face a number of challenges at school, chief among them is poor nutrition and lack of access to the tools they need. At Bridge to Hope, our proud to learn program supplies students with the tools necessary to have a successful school experience.
Anti- Prison Pipeline Program
It's just amazing the way incarceration has become a high profit money making enterprise. Consequently, more and more of our economically disadvantaged youth are finding their way into the system. This program is about redirecting the future or our at risk youth, giving them skills they need for higher paying jobs, helping them build their resumes and become employable. By creating a new path away from prison and toward success, we build stronger and safer communities.