Bridge serves homeless families with children by providing them shelter, meals,
help and hope so that they may achieve stability and self-sufficiency.
Family Bridge is
a non-profit 501(c)(3)
(Tax ID #31-1686283) and an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Family Bridge is currently comprised of a full time Executive Director, a partime Family Advocate and a parttime Volunteer Coordinator governed by a Board of Directors.
has a Masters in Justice and Peace Studies from Iliff School of Theology, a Methodist
Seminary in Denver.
to joining Family Bridge, she was Director of the Goose Hollow Family Shelter
moved to Oregon from Utah where she worked with churches to develop community
outreach programs related to human rights, nonviolent social change, peacemaking
and restorative justice.
served on the Board of the Coalition of Religious Communities, was a member of
the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Interfaith Organizing Committee and a member
of the Domestic Violence Coalition.
has three daughters and three grandchildren. She believes that volunteers are
the heart of what we do and that even the smallest act of kindness can make a
Bridge is part of the steering committee for Home Plate, a collaboration of several
churches, youth service agencies, and community volunteers who provide a weekly
dinner for youth ages 12-19 as well as recreational activities, showers and hygiene
supplies, and information and resource referrals.
volunteers are our lifeline and survival at Family Bridge. Nothing we do would
be possible without the hundreds of individuals who graciously donate their time
working on group project
volunteers are comprised of caring individuals, small groups and a network of
local area churches including:
"Sponsoring Congregations are our life-line, our sustenance--a branch on the tree of life. Together our mission is about restoring community and transforming lives--one family, one child, one leaf at a time. May the power of love continue to release the healing spirit in all of us so that we continue to grow the Mission of Family Bridge.
Contact Annie Heart for an orientation about the Interfaith Hospitality Shelter Network Program - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cleanup Day Participants
Action Hillsboro Shelter
Bridge Volunteers (L to R) Marty, Christopher, Elaine, and
Director Annie Heart
(representing both Family Bridge and the
Inter-religious Action Network (IRAN)).
you are interested in volunteer opportunities at Family Bridge and would like
to help out, please contact
us for more information.