Laughter is the best medicine; Bridges has given me my smile back.
I have learned from the women in my group, and all the women who work and volunteer with Bridges, the meaning of the words "Unconditional Love and Trust".
I feel so safe and supported at Bridges that I am expressing goodness I never knew existed in me
My faith in humanity and my belief in there being kindness, caring and love in society was finally given a seed of hope.
"Bridges For Women Society is a life saver for any woman requiring a solid support system to plan and navigate the next chapter in life. When I first came to Bridges, I was lost as to what to do with my life. With the guidance of the CORE program, I found myself again. Through weekly groups, I learned to trust myself. My self-esteem developed and my purpose became more clear. I knew I did not want to continue in the fields I previously worked in but lacked the confidence to follow my dreams. Before graduating in the program I wrote the English assessment for Camosun College admissions, was accepted and signed up to my first post-secondary courses.
"I am proud of my time with Bridges. I currently am going through the Mentorship program, the last component of our journey together. I am sad to see this chapter ending but also empowered and changed going forward. I have been part of different organizations for abused and battered women and Bridges gives exceptional care to detail for women seeking support. Don't hesitate to contact them when you are ready to challenge yourself, let go and move on to the new and improved you! As someone who always seeks out inner peace, Bridges For Women is a great starting point on that road. Hope does exist. We cannot change the past, nor can we control the future. We can, though, pick up the phone and ask for help today."