Meet Travelle Northern, the BRIDGES Initiative Director. He explains his job, his passion for BRIDGES, and his interests outside of work – including his claim to fame! 1) Describe your job at BRIDGES. Travelle: Oversight of program operations and budget of the four Children’s Home Society BRIDGES sites and co-lead[...]
For Weendell Esthema, all doors are open to starting a successful new life. In 2016, the 30-year-old Haitian-born resident of Boynton Beach earned an engineering degree from Florida Atlantic University — thanks in part to the Circles Palm Beach County program that gave him the guidance and confidence to dream[...]
(The following article was posted on the website of Pathways to Prosperity, which runs the BRIDGES at Boynton Beach program. The family profiled in the article benefited from attending BRIDGES workshops and activities.) Randi Marks initially resisted signing up for our Circles program. The mother of two young children felt[...]
Everything she owned weighed her down as she walked into BRIDGES at Riviera Beach. Pushing a three-month-old baby in a stroller and balancing several sagging bags on her shoulders, Josephine had no job, no home and nowhere to turn. Kicked out of her parents’ home in Miami, Josephine made the[...]
Blanca Matute arrived in the United States from Guatemala when she was only 10-years-old. Her parents, like so many before them, came to this nation for a chance at a better life for their children. They moved to the Highland neighborhood of Lake Worth – an area that Blanca chose to return to when raising her children.
The mother with a 1-year-old girl wouldn’t respond to people at BRIDGES at Lake Park unless they were facing her when they talked. One of the staffers began to realize something was wrong and soon discovered that the mother had hearing problems and gotten through life by reading lips. BRIDGES[...]