Financial Stability

Resource Connection Services, Bridges of Hope

The program serves as a connection point between those with a short-term need or crisis and available resources with the goal of improving family stability, empowering households
to solve their own problems, reducing service duplication, improving agency collaboration, and increasing efficiency. In 2014, this program served 2,265 households.

Care N Share Cafe

This program's mission is to help feed the hungry, promote community, help with the loneliness of our elderly and young families, as well as to promote volunteerism for the good of our communities. Care N Share Cafe serves over 200 meals per week to citizens of Emily and surrounding communities.

Journey Transitional Housing, Lutheran Social Service - Brainerd

The goals of this program are to alleviate homelessness for youth ages 16-21 years; provide youth with opportunities to gain safe, affordable housing in the community; provide youth with hands-on skills training to gain necessary self-sufficiency skills; and provide youth with healthy adult connections.

Salem WEST, Salem Lutheran Church

Through collaboration with Bridges of Hope, the primary goal is to provide services that assist beyond just the immediate need by taking a more holistic approach for those facing a financial crisis.