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Bridging the Gap to Youth

When youth age out of the system and have to leave places like Gateway Woods at 18, it is often without the ability to stay connected to the relationships and resources they desperately want. They need a safe place to transition into independence that gives them the opportunity to continue acquiring skills and building community as they experience Jesus in a tangible way. 

WillowBridge Transitional Housing Community opened its doors to be a safe place for aged-out youth to transition successfully to independence. With apartment space for up to 9 young adults at a time and full-time staff to help them, it costs $242,000 annually to operate. Without you, the gap remains unbridged and vulnerable youth are left to face the realities of adulthood unequipped and alone.

On Friday, January 28th, from 6-9 PM, Gateway Woods and WillowBridge invite you to Bridge the Gap: a fundraising banquet at The Summit in Fort Wayne. This event will be an inspiring evening that includes dinner and a look into what WillowBridge has been up to for the last 2 years.

Keynote: author, speaker, and storyteller Bekah Shaffer brings a mix of humor and truths from Scripture that will challenge you and send you home with practical ideas you can apply. She and her husband, Ryan, live full time at WillowBridge and spend their days working with the tenants, encouraging them as they learn to live independently. Bekah has worked in various forms of ministry for many years, including four years on Mid-Morning at WBCL Radio.

Will you Help Bridge the Gap?