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Phone: 218.825.7682
Toll-Free: 888.750.7682

Office Hours:
M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm

PO Box 742
Brainerd, MN  56401
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Programs & Services

Experiencing a family crisis? Not sure where to turn next?

Bridges of Hope serves children and families in Crow Wing County and the surrounding communities. Our focus is on assisting families in crisis--whatever the crisis may be--and our staff specializes in connecting families with local resources by drawing on both traditional human services and non-traditional supports.  We work to have an expert knowledge of ALL of our area resources and how to access them.

If you or someone you know could benefit from our services, please call 218.825.7682 or 888.750.7682 to speak with a staff member about your unique situation.

Click here to navigate our list of area resources.



Crisis Nursery Services:
providing safe, no-cost, short-term crisis childcare for children 0-12 in Crow Wing County and the surrounding areas. In 2012, we arranged for 650 children to have a safe place to stay when their parents needed  abreak or time to attend to a family crisis.

Respite Services: providing short-term, ongoing, regularly-scheduled breaks for parents and caregivers of children with mental health and/or behavioral challenges. This program served [  ] in 2012.

FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES: a strength-based approach to help families thrive by setting goals with parents and offering support and resources. This program served 258 households in 2012.


Side by Side: launched in 2012. The mission of this program is to move Participants from survival to sustainability by increasing their informal assets through long-term mentoring relationships.

RESOURCE CONNECTION SERVICES: a single point of entry in the community for individuals and families with a short-term challenge or need; providing access to the resources they need to regain stability. In 2012 we assisted 1,861 households through this program.

Bridges-Salem Collaboration: launched in the spring of 2013, Bridges of Hope now acts as the entry point for requests to receive basic household items from Salem WEST.


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Bridges of Hope
P.O. Box 742 - Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 825-7682 or toll free (888) 750-7682