The Bridge
The West Side

The Bridge offers transitional housing and supportive programs for men and women with mental illness, histories of substance abuse, the homeless and persons with HIV/AIDS.

Mission: To change lives, by offering help, hope and opportunity to the most vulnerable in the community. The Bridge offers a comprehensive range of evidence-based rehabilitative services, including mental health and substance abuse treatment, housing, vocational training and job placement, healthcare, education and creative arts therapies.

Our volunteers build relationships with the residents by coordinating social activities and preparing snacks together. Volunteers also collaborate on ideas for future outings with the residents.
Our volunteers love The Bridge residents... and the feeling is mutual! There are cultural and generational gaps to bridge, yet the bonds of care between the volunteers and residents is sweet to experience.
Seeing the neglected outdoor space that residents look at everyday, volunteers and residents worked on a "makeover" of the space. After a few afternoons of rolling up their sleeves, they spruced up the outdoor space just in time for summer

Build relationships with residents through planning and leading outings, crafts, games or cooking/baking projects. 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. 

All volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

See below to sign up for these opportunities.
“Recently, a resident approached me while I was preparing a meal in the kitchen. She told me she loves having the volunteers in the space, and looks forward to the events every other Saturday. Then she said, in reference to her Rita Berger community, “We, are a loving group. We’re not fighters.” Her acknowledgement of the loving community built at Rita Berger, is evidence of Christ’s pure grace in the flesh. I am grateful for having been part of the community at Rita Berger House, and hope that we all can all share in the community they have built.”
Nick, Volunteer Team Leader
Prayers for Those Struggling with Addiction
October 18, 2016
For the month of October, we’ll be praying for those New Yorkers who are battling with or recovering from addiction. Below are some jumping off points to guide your prayers. Won’t you join us in lifting up these neighbors of ours?