Project BRIDGE (Bringing Resources In-Line to Deliver Greater Effectiveness)
Project BRIDGE is a comprehensive program for working women or men who are motivated to improve their financial situation; focus on workforce development; and establish life skills that will lead to self-sufficiency. The program combines our Financial Literacy, Food Bridge, Financial Assistance, and Holiday Programs, and leverages other community resources to assist Fairfax County area residents who are struggling to make ends meet. The goal is to help women and men in need become financially self-sufficient, and stable in a job or profession. Since the needs of Project BRIDGE clients are so individualized, the Program has a flexible model focused on workforce development and personal financial management.
The goal of Project BRIDGE is to help clients gain solid footing and to limit the need for public assistance. Our comprehensive, supportive approach will affect meaningful change in the life of Project BRIDGE clients and help them achieve long-term stability. Clients who participate fully in the program are eligible to receive workforce development funding to use toward job training, classes, or certifications; as well as two monetary incentives tied to progress made toward self-sufficiency and success.
Who Can Participate in Project BRIDGE?
Project BRIDGE clients must be Fairfax County residents; they must be employed 30+ hours per week; and they must be motivated to improve their financial situation; focus on workforce development; and establish life skills that will lead to self sufficiency. Also, clients must be committed to participating in the program for twelve months. During this time, clients are required to meet with a Financial Literacy mentor twice a month and the Workforce Development Manager once a month. Most clients are referred by a social worker, but self-referrals are also considered.
- Refer a Client or Yourself to the Project BRIDGE Program: Referral Form: (MS Word) (PDF)
- Read the Project BRIDGE Fact Sheet: (PDF)
- Donate Products or Services to Project BRIDGE: Products and services such as a car, medical, dental, or eye care are needed and helpful to Project BRIDGE clients.
- Donate Your Time to Project BRIDGE: Your time, experience, creative talents, and special skills are very useful to clients in Project BRIDGE.
- Read about Project BRIDGE Graduate Success Stories: Click Here
Contact: Jill Beres, Workforce Development Manager, at: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: 703.273.8829 ext. 102; Fax: 703.273.7131