WHY WE CARE
Homelessness is often thought of as a hopeless problem with no solution. However, each day we are open at The Bridge Care Center we see signs of hope - both as we help meet tangible daily needs, and as we build relationships and connections to resources that can encourage people to take steps toward long-term solutions.
We truly believe that every individual's story is important and that every person at the BCC has value and worth. By journeying alongside people in their difficult times we can bring hope in the midst of what feels hopeless through proactive case management, genuine care, and strong relationships. We provide a bridge between other service providers/non-profits, the city, and faith communities who all believe that together we can be part of the hopeful solution for the men and women we meet and care about each day.
We invite you to learn more about how you can become one who cares along with us.
Jen Manlief- Director
Carrie Yu- Associate Director of Operations
Cami Freeman- Associate Director of Programs
Josh Perme - Outreach Manager
Jenn Adams- Outreach Manager
Rev.Dr. Liz Mosbo VerHage -Pastor of Global and Local Ministries, Quest Church
We envision all of our neighbors in the Ballard Area Flourishing, finding community, and having resources to meet their physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs.
The BCC is a bridge to resources, relationships and hope for women and men experiencing homelessness and economic hardship.
We welcome people of all abilities, cultural identities, faith traditions, genders, sexual orientations, and economic status.
We believe all people are beloved by God.
We respect each person's inherent dignity and agency.
We honor the confidentiality and sanctity of each person's story.
Our staff commits to ensuring a safe and healthy space for this community while upholding these values.