"I am clean and free today because of the foundation that was given to me through the mentorship of Bridges to Change. I chose to become a mentor here because I believe in this program and what it has to offer."Shawn B.
"Was an IRISS client with Bridges to Change. After graduating and embracing a passion to help others in the same situation, I decided to build a career in mentoring, currently working out of the Washington county office with IRISS clients."Chris B.
Recovery from addictions or mental health issues can be a challenging process. Developing a strong support system is essential to recovery. Over the last 20 years, there has been rising support around the use of recovery mentors in substance use treatment, mental health treatment, medical treatment, prison re-entry, recovery from domestic violence, recovery from problem gambling, and recovery from homelessness.
At Bridges to Change, our mentors are committed to high standards of professionalism combined with the deep empathy that comes from experience.
Some areas mentors may be able to help you:
Basic needs such as:
- Help with treatment, bus transportation, food stamps, and other services
- ID / Birth Certificates
- Job search
- Transportation and support with PO or DHS
- Housing resources
Recovery needs including:
- Respect, support, trust
- Finding recovery communities
- Dealing with everyday stress
- Self-esteem and positive connections
- Understanding from having similar experiences in life