About Us

Programming

Our Programs are designed to enhance community and build authentic Christian relationships between our Single parents  and volunteers who wish to mentor them and their children.


We have counseling for crisis, group mentoring for support and individual mentoring as it develops inside the community of volunteer mentors, many graduates of the Bridge Builder program.

Counseling

We believe single parents experiencing loss or trauma who are raising children alone due to death, separation, divorce, incarceration or abandonment are the widows and orphans of today. 


Bridge Builders meet single parents and their families where they are at offering them hope through 20 sessions of free or reduced fee counseling to get through the crisis.


Mentoring

Bridge Builders offer real support and walk out life with each unique family by guiding a single parent and their children to find a new normal.


We believe its our calling and mission to walk alongside single parent families in their life journey.

Services

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  • Professional Christian Counseling is offered to single parents and their children by our partnering professional christian counselors.  For families without insurance, a sliding fee scale is used to determine cost of session based on income.  No one has ever been denied due to inability to pay and Bridge Builders will cover the gap.  Our short-term counseling is designed to offer 20 sessions of counseling and can be extended if needed. 


  • Mentoring is the cornerstone of our services. It is our firm belief that transformation happens through relationships and walking out our faith by meeting people where they are at in life and restoring hope.  We carefully screen and train our mentors to co-lead groups with the single parents and with children and teens who do not have a father or mother in their day to day life. Special events, groups and our unique mentoring program is designed  to provide opportunities for Mentors and Mentees to develop healthy caring relationships in a vibrant community.  


  •  Many struggle with issues which include fear, despair, feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness, low-self esteem lack of basic parenting and life skills. By working with these hurting families we are able to send the message that Restoration is Possible, Hope is Available, and we are here to help with the struggles of being a single parent.  

For more information on how to become a mentor click link below. To learn more about becoming a mentee please call our office 810-987-8772 or send an e-mail to bridgebuilder.office@gmail.com.  

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Connections and Resources

You are never alone

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  • Parents Offering Parents Support (POPS) Weekly Support Group  with Child Care & Lunch
    • Thursdays 10:00am- 11:30am (except holidays and school closings)  We meet up with our families and mentors in our large group room and immediately following announcements and prayer, we offer support groups for parents and activities for their families.
  • Parenting Classes (6week closed group) Verified Certificate upon completion
    • This group is an informative, skill building, support group for single parents who are dealing with the complexities and joys of child-rearing, and who desire to learn to strengthen their parenting skills.  The parenting group will provide opportunities to learn more about child developmental stages, learn effective and age appropriate parenting skills, and learn relaxation and personal stress management skills. Small fee of $10 requested for materials. If in hardship, staff will meet with you to make adjustments.
  • Come to the Quiet: Evening POPS (NEW)
    • Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00pm our Volunteers and Mentors will be there to greet you and get you set up to reach your goals in the quiet.  Childcare not available at this time.
  • Between the Lines  (NEW)
    • Wednesdays after school from 3:00-5:00pm we have a group designed to help you be successful in school and life. We have tutors, peer mentors and volunteers to assist you with computers and printers to help complete homework and projects for school. YOU MUST SIGN UP AND RSVP on form or by phone.  We must have RSVPs 24 hrs. or group is cancelled.



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