Building Responsible Individuals through Deliberate Guidance, Empowerment and Support
Mission Statement: Temporarily meeting the physical needs of homeless and runaway girls through positive youth development
• Shelter- A safe drug-free environment to homeless/runaway teenage girls (ages 13-17) that will provide a bed, food, clothing, toiletries and caring staff. Emergency temporary shelter. (up to 21 days)
• Counseling (on site)- Individual & Group Counseling, Family Counseling, Substance Abuse Counseling, Anger Management
• Educational Assistance- Assistance with school enrollment, Tutorial Services, GED Prep
• Empowerment- Life Skills Curriculum, Relationship Education
Over 30,000 youth in the United States will spend at least one night in a shelter this year.
33% of children in the counties serviced by BRIDGES are living below the poverty line.
BRIDGES will assist its local communities in the fight against poverty and homelessness by helping young women develop competency and resilience.
BRIDGES is a shelter service provided by TEARS Inc. which was founded in 1996 and received 501(c)(3) non-profit status in 1997.
BRIDGES is funded by Basic Center Grant
Locations of Safe Pick up Points:
1011 S. Railroad St, Phenix City, AL 36837. Phone: 334-291-6363
Phenix City Police Dept, 1111 Broad St, Phenix City, AL 38687. Phone: 334-298-0611
Columbus Police Dept, 510 10th Street, Columbus, GA 31902. Phone: 706-653-3100
Macon County Police Dept, Courthouse STE # 102, Box 20, Tuskeegee, AL 36083. Phone: 334-724-2544
Lee County Police Dept, 1900 Frederick Road, Opelika, AL 36801. Phone: 334-749-5651
206 East Oak Street, Tuskegee, AL 36803. Phone: 334-226-1255. Fax: 334-727-1643
24 HOURS HOTLINE: 1-866-41-YOUTH (96884)