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The Bridge Program

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Innovative Transitional Support Services

The Bridge Program assists young people who have aged out of foster care to create a vision for their futures and empowers them to achieve self-identified goals to make that vision a reality. 
 

Participants work with a Transition Navigator, Peer Support Specialist, Personal Wellness Coach, and Attorney to address any issues hindering their progress and develop a strategy for success along 5 life domains:
• Employment & Career 

• Educational Opportunities 

• Living Situation 

• Community Life Functioning 

• Personal Effectiveness & Wellbeing 

Target Population

 

Young people in, or who have aged out of, foster care (ages 14-29) 

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Together We Can Do Better

 

The New Foster Care strives to bring people and organizations together to create a circle of support for young people as they transition out of foster care into a successful future. At the community level, TNFC collaborates with child welfare providers, community mental health, community faith-based organizations, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, local school districts, and the Foster Success Michigan network. Youth with experience in the foster care system, along with alumni, have access to these organizations.

Service Locations

Individuals residing in Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County 

Service Locations

Individuals residing in Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County 

Service Period

2 to 8 Years 

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The Bridge utilizes a strengths-based and person-centered approach to enable young people to develop and achieve their goals along 5 identified transition domains.

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