By synthesizing and streamlining the wealth of resources available to the DC community, BRIDGE strives to educate and empower society for the future, fulfilling a long-standing gap between knowledge and access to important social service agencies and providers in our Nation’s Capital.
Utilizing the Human Services 152 class at The George Washington University, BRIDGE seeks to provide an up-to-date and comprehensive guide to social services and public resources in the District of Columbia.
"After 9/11 we were told that if we had only connected the dots, we might have stopped the attacks. If we had assembled the fragments of information we had, we would have put together a picture. The same is true in understanding poverty. We have to connect the dots among the disparate problems faced by struggling families, problems that may not seem related, yet inter-act and reinforce and magnify one another.
So the concept of BRIDGE, to map the social services available in the Washington area, may give both providers and individuals a way of connecting the dots, of navigating among the varied agencies to address disparate problems. It can provide a gateway into the multiple forms of assistance that many families need."
Pulitzer Prize Winning Author of The Working Poor