Our Mission

The mission of The Bridge is to support all active and retired First Responders and their families, loved ones, or caregivers who are experiencing, or have experienced, any traumatic or life-altering event. The Bridge will promote personal growth and healthy relationships with a multi-faceted approach in a safe and confidential environment.

The Bridge does not provide counseling services, but provides guidance and access to available resources

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Upcoming Events

October
19th
Thursday
Sueños Raffle


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February
7th-9th
Fri-Sun
The Bridge Retreat


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37%

Of firefighters meet the criteria for a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress

85%

Of First Responders have experienced symptoms related to mental health issues

In 2017 suicides left more Officers and Firefighters dead than all line of duty deaths combined.

In 2017 46 Police Officers were fatally shot. More than triple that — 140 — committed suicide.

Our Services

We provide confidential, expense free retreats for First Responders and their significant other who have experienced a traumatic or life altering event or are experiencing depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, or are just feeling lost or hopeless.

During The Bridge retreats you will receive information concerning your health and wellbeing as it relates to First Responders who have experienced trauma or traumatic events and their significant others who have supported them. There will be keynote speakers and peer speakers who will share their knowledge and experience with First Responder trauma.

The Bridge offers retreats and services to assist first responders in finding counseling services, but does not directly provide counseling.

Who We Serve

Law Enforcement (active and retired)
  • Police Officers
  • Federal Law Enforcement Officers
  • Corrections
Firefighters (active and retired)
  • Paramedics
  • EMS
  • EMT
Dispatchers (active and retired)
  • 911 Operators
  • Call Takers

Quotes from Retreat Attendees

What Next?

Learn about the people behind The Bridge

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