Supporting and protecting
our Trangender Non-Comforming
Weekly Support Group
Please join Bridges4Life’s weekly support group on Sundays from 3 p.m. -4 p.m. Eastern Time. The support group prioritizes space for Black Trans People, but we welcome all Trans and gender non-conforming people.
The Bridges4 Life support group strives to foster a space for people with similar lived experiences and social identities to reflect, heal, and build community. Support groups are frequently informal resources that encourage collective learning about responding to events, changes, and challenges in our lives and communities.
At the end of every meeting, there is a giveaway and one support group member wins $100. Please contact us or email us at email@example.com if you’re interested in joining or learning more about Bridges4Life’s weekly support group.
Recovery Coaching & Mentoring
Recovery coaching is often strengths-based and action-oriented with the intention to support people who are in recovery or are contemplating recovery from substance use disorders. Bridges4Life strives to supports clients primarily with two strategies:
Harm Reduction aims to reduce “negative consequences associated with drug use. Harm Reduction is also a movement for social justice built on a belief in, and respect for, the rights of people who use drugs.” Strategies may include “safer use, managed use, abstinence, meeting people who use drugs ‘where they’re at,’ and addressing conditions of use along with the use itself” (National Harm Reduction Coalition).
Abstinence-based recovery often involves self-enforced cessation from substances.
Recovery coaches neither diagnose nor provide primary treatment (Wikipedia).
Bridges4Life aims to provide housing information and resources. Bridges4Life also strives to connect clients with more organizations and resources when our organization does not have the expertise to directly support the client due to geographical and/or situational reasons.
Bridges4Life aspires to ensure TGNCBC (Transgender, Gender Nonconfirming, Nonbinary) community members—especially Black Trans young people aging out of the foster system—have access to housing, resources, and skill building. Bridges4Life dreams to someday provide housing for over two hundred women of trans experiences.
Clothing & Toiletry Delivery
When possible, Bridges4Life delivers clothing and toiletries to clients. To access these services, please contact us with specific requests and details that you are comfortable providing.
Life Skills Training
Life skills trainings aim to better equip clients with emotional, mental, relational, and/or financial resources and skills—depending upon the clients’ needs. These trainings often concentrate on topics (e.g., effective communication, creative thinking, and skill building) to develop healthier patterns, boundaries, and relationships.
Bridges4Life believes everyone should have secure access to nourishing food. Our organization has helped organize mutual aid events providing food to unhoused people and/or people experiencing food insecurity. Bridges4Life delivers and provides food to clients in emergent situations and/or upon request. To access these services, please contact us with specific requests and details that you are comfortable providing.