A kind heart is a fine place to start!
Bridges was founded in 1984 as one of the first organizations in Missouri to offer individualized home and community support services to men and women with physical and cognitive disabilities. Our residential services include both part-time in-home supports for individuals who need only intermittent assistance and supported living homes with 24 hour assistance. Men and women we support include people with developmental disabilities, mental illness and those who have sustained a traumatic brain injury.
The Bridges Counseling Program provides individual and family counseling with special expertise in working with issues related to disabilities. The Bridges Training Network provides valuable staff training not only to Bridges staff, but to people from organizations throughout the St. Louis area.
In 2000 a second company, Bridges of Missouri, was created in order to offer quality support services to individuals living in communities throughout Missouri. Since its inception, quality in-home supports have been provided to people in over 50 communities in all parts of Missouri. Bridges of Missouri provides specialized brain injury rehabilitation and community support services.
Bridges is dedicated to helping each individual realize their life dreams.
Health, safety, dignity and choice are central to the support process.
Each individual and each disability are unique. Support services are tailored to each individual.
Building a strong natural support system is vital to independence and integration in one’s community.
Bridges mission is to foster continual growth in the lives of those we serve, ourselves, our colleagues and our communities. Our efforts enhance independence and productivity by providing appropriate supports, delivered with compassion and respect.
People with physical and cognitive disabilities will live in the community of their choice, in the residence of their choice, with appropriate supports that assure them a safe and satisfying lifestyle.