Community Support: Luxe + Love Creations

To celebrate Pride Month this year, local artisan, Michaela Gagne, is curating a collection of earrings to help support and bring awareness to the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. We had the opportunity to chat with her about her involvement as an ally and why she chose The Bridge’s Etcetera Youth Group to donate proceeds to…

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Community Support: Vision Mechanical Ltd.

The team at Vision Mechanical Ltd. has been with us every step of the way of our campaign to build the Okanagan Youth Recovery House. As the doors of Phase I opened, Vision Mechanical thoughtfully donated eight welcome baskets for our young people as they began their recovery journey with us! To continue their support, the local, family-run business will be donating $30 from EVERY Air Conditioning Maintenance from now until July 15th to the Youth Recovery House.

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Therapeutic Equine Program: Claire’s Story

Something we’re very proud of at The Bridge is our ability to be flexible and creative when it  comes to serving the different needs of our community. There is no one size fits all treatment.  When we’re presented with individuals who are seeking support, we use many different  opportunities and programs to find the right fit for them. Claire* was no exception. Thanks to  their bravery and permission to share this story, we’re able to show you just how important it is  to provide support at the right times..

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Community Support: The Life After Laundry Ladies Club

Melanie Fulks-Kraus has been a dedicated volunteer and donor with The Bridge for more than five years. Founder of the Life After Laundry Ladies Club, she continues to spread her enthusiasm, encouragement, and positive messages throughout our entire organization in a variety of ways. After her most recent ‘Birthday Project’ saw handfuls of goodie bags distributed to our women in treatment, we knew we had to shine a spotlight on her devoted advocacy and support...

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Community Support: The Socially Anxious People Person Project

After years of working through Social Anxiety Disorder, Nicole Richard decided it was time to turn her mental health journey into something positive. Her love of people motivated her to give back to the community. Nicole was simply sick of not being able to do and express the things she loved. Born and raised in West Kelowna, she shares why being an active member of her community means so much to her. We had the opportunity to learn more about Nicole’s journey so far and how years of battling her mental illness turned into The Socially Anxious People Person Project (SAPP) in support of the Youth Recovery House...

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