The Bridge Program
Innovative Transitional Support Services
The Bridge program prepares young people with experience in foster care for their transition to adulthood through an individualized process, engaging them in their own futures planning, as well as providing developmentally-appropriate and appealing supports and services.The Bridge employs a multidisciplinary team approach with each participant having the opportunity to work with a Transition Navigator, Personal Wellness Coach and Peer Support Specialist.
Young people with lived experience in foster care, ages 14 - 29. Services continue until the young person has established self-sufficiency or reaches the age of 29.
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.
Oakland County, Macomb County, Wayne County
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.