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The Bridge Program

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. 

The Bridge Program's Innovative Services

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

Housing

Ties to the Community 

Physical and Mental Health

Service Period

2 to 8 years

Target Population

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

Service Locations

Individuals residing in Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County

Together We Can Do Better

We strive 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.

A Population in Crisis

Youth with Experience in Foster Care in Michigan

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48%

Experience unemployment by age 21

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