Our Founders

Charles Simpson and Joann Griffin founded Bridges to Change in 2004.  Mr. Simpson spent over sixteen years in the addictions field prior to founding Bridges to Change and had a passion for working with corrections and re-entry.  Ms. Griffin brought with her 9 years experience on a hotline for incarcerated individuals and a deep knowledge of the resources necessary for individuals re-entering the community to succeed. Both Chuck and Joann worked tirelessly for 11 years, taking what was once two mentors and one house and transforming it into 25 full-time mentors and over 250 clean and sober beds across four counties. They retired in 2015, leaving behind a legacy of dedication and passion.

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