Our trauma-informed employment training and supportive programs inspire women affected by trauma, violence, abuse or neglect to reclaim their lives and build economic security. As the founder of the Bridging Employment Services Model, Bridges draws on its research and expertise in the impacts of abuse on employability to provide education, training and consulting to community agencies, partners, employers and governments.
About BRIDGES FOR WOMEN SOCIETY
Bridges for Women Society was established in Victoria, BC in 1988 and provides a unique employability training program for women with histories of trauma, abuse and violence. Women reach personal and financial independence through programming that is designed to assist women overcome barriers to employment related to abuse. Bridges provides women with education, training, and professional one-on-one support. This customized program assists women in becoming employable and helps them break the cycle of abuse.
What People Are Saying
"Bridges was a safe place to disclose our stories because there was such a non-judgmental approach which enhanced our healing like no other place"
"Bridges for Women has been a life changing experience for me. It has really helped me to move forward with my life"
"The consistent support at Bridges makes me feel authentically loved, like I am worthy of making the effort to build a better life. "