Your gift could support someone’s path toward recovery and healing.

In the past decade, The Bridge to Recovery has provided over $1,000,000 in discounts to program attendees.

Since 1972, The Bridge to Recovery has been helping those who have experienced trauma break free from the toxic bonds of negative relationships, including relationships with substances, people, sex, food, vocation, and most importantly, their relationship with themselves. As a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, our program relies on individual and corporate financial gifts from folks like you to help sustain our ability to not only keep our cost tremendously below the national average but also to provide financial assistance in the form of discounted rates to those who have a demonstrated need. 

We hope that you will support our mission by giving to The Bridge and helping to sustain the road to healing for many years to come. There are many ways of giving to The Bridge to accommodate all gifts of all sizes. For the thousands of clients whom our Life Saver Fund has impacted, we thank you for your support.

Support our mission by making a tax-deductible financial gift to one of our many philanthropic endeavors.  

Our Life Saver Fund helps provide discounts and scholarships to individuals with demonstrated financial need who would otherwise be unable to attend the program. In the past decade, we have given out more than $1,000,000 in discounts and scholarships, but without funding for our Life Saver Fund, we cannot provide this needed financial support.

Our Unrestricted Fund helps allow our leadership to utilize funds wherever needed and whenever needed. This includes staff training, facilities updates and small projects, alumni support, and more.

Approximately 36% of incoming clients exhibit a need for financial assistance.

The Bridge is dedicated to making every effort to allow a person who has the motivation to truly change their life an opportunity to attend the program. Many of our attendees push themselves to their financial limits, including maxing out credit cards, withdrawing 401(k) plans, and asking friends, family, and even their Church for help, only to still come up short. 

The Bridge "Life Saver Fund" is dedicated to helping these individuals attend the program by providing financial discounts. Our hope is that in the coming years, no one will ever not be able to attend our program because their finances prohibit it.

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Life Saver Fund

Approximately 36% of our clients express a need for financial support. While the cost to attend our program strictly covers operating costs and minor/routine maintenance and upkeep, it is unfeasible for many to still find affordable. 

The Bridge to Recovery is one of the very few non-profits left in our industry. It is difficult to survive as the small fish in a big pond, but we are committed to doing just that for several reasons:

While we cannot deny that most of our industry contemporaries are in this business to help people, there are those who are not. Additionally, many price tags are placed on services in excess of $30,000 per month, making those services nearly impossible for many. While there have been many times that surviving as a non-profit has been extremely difficult, we continue to be committed to our mission of helping others, and thus, we continue to maintain our non-profit status.

Many programs in our industry incorporate a medical component to care so they can include insurance payouts as part of their finances. This can include:

  • Psychiatric services, such as assessments by a psychiatric physician, medication stabilization, and diagnosis.
  • Acute mental health services such as diagnosis and evaluation.
  • Physical health monitoring, assessment, diagnosis, and care in combination with mental health needs.

Our program at The Bridge to Recovery is not able to collect insurance payments because clients attending our program do not need those additional medically founded services. Because of this, we rely on private payments from individuals attending the program.

After evaluating the needs of our clients over the past few decades, we recognized that while we attempt to keep our costs as low and affordable as possible, there is still a greater need for financial support. In the early days of our “discount program,” clients would tell us:

“Receiving this financial support to attend The Bridge to Recovery saved my life, and I wouldn’t have been able to attend without it.”

Because of this, we began calling this fund our Life Saver Fund. In the past decade we have given out millions of dollars in discounts for clients to be able to attend our program.

Donations to the Life Saver Fund

While we have given out a tremendous amount in discounts over the past decade, unfortunately we are extremely underfunded for the Life Saver Fund and it does not meet the needs we experience. This is impactful for a number of reasons:

  • Without the funding to cover the needs of our clients, we are often at times forced to inform potential clients that we cannot provide them with financial assistance. 
  • While underfunded, we still work diligently to find whatever way possible to support clients needing financial assistance, and if available we pull funds from other operating needs, most often from facility upkeep, maintenance, and updates.  

Please consider making a donation of any size to our Life Saver Fund. The need is critical, and it truly does save lives.