The mission of First Responders' 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.
First Responders' Bridge does not provide counseling services, but provides guidance and access to available resources
First Responders' Bridge does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, disability and age in the delivery of services or in employment practices.
We provide confidential, expense-free 3-day 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.
The retreat was extremely informative. I know that I am not alone in this.... I also know that I made some friends for life!
The Bridge retreat truly saved my life. It was like those speakers have been in my living room because they knew exactly what I was feeling. Since the retreat I have had such peace. I'm not angry like I used to be. I have not felt like this since I was a kid. Thank you Bridge staff for caring about all of our First Responders and our families because this has been not only life changing for me but for my wife as well, understanding what I go through
I STRONGLY, STRONGLY, STRONGLY encourage my fire family and First Responder family to do this because it really is amazing. I learned so much.
It was a true honor to be a part of the very first Bridge retreat. My wife and I had an outstanding experience! We highly recommend this retreat. The entire Bridge staff, speakers and sponsors know just how important this is for First Responders and their spouses. Thank you to The Bridge for having this vision and providing such an important resource for our first responder family. A+
Thank you to The Bridge and to each and every one of the speakers! Top notch !! I am truly honored and grateful to have been a part of something so powerful!
Amazing weekend! I met so many great people and made a lot of friends. The weekend helped me a lot.
I have been in denial about the toll the job has taken on me and my family. Now, I'm hopefully heading back in the right direction, thanks to The Bridge.
I was made to come with my wife. I have been hurting for a long time since the death of my partner. I have been through 4 years of counseling and boy, what I learned this weekend was mind blowing. I was mentally exhausted for 2 days after. I can't tell enough people about how I feel, knowing I'm not alone!