Danny’s Story

Danny’s Story Danny has been living outside for at least seven years. He is a fixture on the corner of Washington & Central, in Newark, in front of St. Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral with his walker. Sometimes he wakes up at University Hospital, having collapsed on the street. We see Danny at least twice a day, if…

Ending Homelessness

Ending Homelessness Two weeks ago I met a man who was living in an abandoned shipping container in a neighborhood he described as “not very safe”. He explained to me that, in addition to the sound of regular gunshots, it was also much colder in there than it was outside. Every night he has to…

Alice’s Post – My Bridges Experience

  Alice, Senior at The Pingry School Second year on TTH   The personal experience that has given me the most satisfaction in my life was probably the first Bridges Run that I went on my freshman year in high school. In middle school I made lunches for the Runs, but we weren’t actually allowed…

Newsletter Spring 2017

In this newsletter: x The Brown Bag Bash x Teens Tackle Homelessness Conference x Project Connect in Newark – New Services Added x Donate Your Old Car this Earth Day x All Welcome at Bridges’ Annual Meeting – June 7 x Call for Summer Run Groups and Soupmakers x Nominations for the Founders’ Award Bridges…

Bridges Honors Volunteers

For IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 10, 2016 BRIDGES HONORS VOLUNTEERS AT ANNUAL MEETING Bridges Outreach held their annual meeting on Tuesday, June 7 at the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad. The evening was a recap of the year’s highlights, and a forum to recognize a number of people who made important contributions to Bridges. Nine high…

Bridges Welcomes New Board Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 10, 2016 BRIDGES ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD MEMBERS AND BOARD CHAIR Bridges announces the appointment of five new board members and the reappointment of a former board chair for its new fiscal year that began June 1. Pam Gumport of Summit, who was board chair eight years earlier and an emeritus board…

Newsletter Summer 2016

In this newsletter: • BridgeFest • Our Project Connect interns • Bridges Annual Meeting • The Homeless Photography Exhibit – We Are Forever • Summer Runs BridgeFest: On May 7 Bridges held BridgesFest at The Morris Museum. The goals for the evening were to get together with fellow Bridges supporters for a fun evening, and…

Newsletter November 2015

In this issue: Summit School Supplies Distribution Teens Tackle Homelessness Summer Projects and Fall Start Up Volunteer Spotlight Ready for the Holidays – Helen Frank Notecards and Gift Cards to Honor Special People Newark Through the Eyes of the Homeless – Photography Program Annual Appeal Time Thanks to our Generous Funders Summit School Supplies Distribution:…