who are we?
Founded by Tahtianna Fermin and based in Hackensack, New Jersey, Bridges4Life is an organization built on helping the Transgender Non-Conforming Community; by providing services to children in the foster care system, young adults, and surviving sex workers.
Bridges4Life is a holistic partnership to address the problems of aging-out services within the foster care system. It focuses on developing a healthy comprehensive grassroots initiative. Furthermore, by empowering social change agencies to develop local strategies for urban service, Bridges4Life’s objective is to work within existing programs and resources to leverage new opportunities for the teens and young adults involved in the program. The coalition started with a vision to help transition teens who are products of the foster care system and street life’s into adulthood. A comprehensive urban plan called “Bridges4Life” sets forth a vision, goal areas, and outcomes to organize resources throughout the community for the purpose of transforming teens and young adults into responsible, self-sufficient, confident, and educated adults.
Bridges4Life serves the New Jersey and New York area, offering housing services, mentorship, life skills training, recovery coaching, financial support and safe space for our TGNC community.
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Meet the Team
Tahtianna Fermin is the founder and CEO of Bridges4Life, which works to help teens and young adults on street and in foster care become responsible, self-sufficient, confident and educated adults. Bridges4Life provides housing, preparation for adulthood, prevention services, and assists young people in negotiating aging-out services within the foster care system. Bridges4Life’s works within existing programs and resources to leverage new opportunities for the teens and young adults involved in the program, empowering social change agencies to develop local strategies for urban service.