Our Bringing Real Intervention to Develop Growth and Education program aims to equip single young mothers and their children with the skills and tools they need to achieve stability and independence. This uniquely designed program takes a holistic approach to serving pregnant and parenting women (ages 18–26) and their children (birth to 5) in the Greater Dayton area. In a residential setting, we work with mothers to address their individual challenges while also strengthening familial bonds and parenting skills and breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty. We promote independence and healthy living through a range of services that support all dimensions of wellness, providing opportunities for continuing education and job training, as well as psychological support and spiritual guidance.
For many families, our BRIDGE program serves as their first stable and safe home. To support child and family well-being, we also promote deeper parent engagement through reading, arts, crafts and play time, along with other activities that foster healthy child development. BRIDGE clients participate in weekly individual and group therapy sessions. Their children also receive bimonthly individual and family therapy. And together, mothers and children participate in weekly structured sessions for parent-child play.
Specific treatment includes trauma therapy and skill-building techniques. Clients focus on improving how they communicate their thoughts and feelings, examining factors that contribute to their current situation, develop prevention strategies, resolving interpersonal difficulties and dealing with issues of grief and loss. For survivors of sexual and physical abuse, we seek to help them address the trauma they have experienced and help ensure that trauma doesn’t negatively affect their children’s lives.
To learn more about the BRIDGE program and whether you qualify, please contact us (We select participants on a case-by-case basis).