IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT COVID-19
The health and safety of our Foster Children/Youth/Adults, Foster Families, Staff, Contract Workers, and Volunteers remain our priority. Bridgeway Family Homes is continuing to monitor the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic. We are taking proactive measures to reduce the possible spread and to manage any risks associated.
As the situation continues to evolve, we are planning and responding accordingly. Our agency will comply with Ontario’s isolation guidelines, safety measures, and recommendations as directed by public health officials, which include social/physical distancing practices.
Our Offices will be closed to the public until further notice to reduce in-person contact.
Head Office Staff can be reached at (905) 377-1600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Accounting Office Staff can be reached at (905) 584-1500 or email email@example.com
Staff working from home are accessible via phone and email. Any meetings, events, or conferences planned have been postponed or will occur over telephone or videoconferencing.
WE ARE RECEIVING REFERRALS AND PLACING CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND ADULTS.
Our Foster Families are prepared to receive placements and our staff remains available to support the children, youth, and families we serve.
We hope that you and your families are staying safe and healthy during these uncertain times.
PROVIDING SPECIALIZED FOSTER CARE PROGRAMS
Since 1988, Bridgeway has provided care for over 2100 Foster Children/Youth in partnership with over 380 Foster Parents. Bridgeway Family Homes is licensed by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services to provide foster care services to Foster Children/Youth in certain geographical areas across the Province of Ontario including:
Central East Regions (Cobourg, Belleville, Kingston, Ottawa)
North East Regions (Lindsay, Peterborough, Campbellford)
Central West Regions (Brampton, Mississauga, Listowel)
Simcoe Regions (Barrie, Angus)
Southwest and Southeast Regions (Hamilton/Niagara, London, Kitchener/Waterloo).
Commitment, Care & Compassion
Our current community of Foster Parents have fostered for an average of 8.8 years.
58% of our Foster Parent community have fostered for over 5 years.
Our present community of Foster Parents has cared for over 973 Foster Children/Youth.
We Provide Permanency for Children
To date, 141 children have been adopted by 46 Bridgeway Families.
Of our total in care population in January 2010, 60% are Crown Wards and living in their permanent family home.
We Specialize in Youth Care
Since 2001, 371 youth (12 years and up) have been cared for and raised by Bridgeway Foster Families.
Our youth experience placement stability; our programs are designed to promote best outcomes for youth. Youth experience youth mentorship services, life skills program initiatives, professional support services, clinical support, and opportunities that focus on the development of leadership skills that will equip them for their future.