Because People Matter

Beyond The Bridge

Because People Matter believes in developing people. It is behind the core of our mission statement of loving people because people matter. Beyond the Bridge is our effort to go deeper with the vulnerable populations we serve at our Night Strike Program. We have partnered with our friends at Samaritan and are utilizing their app to walk alongside our friends and help them overcome the hurdles keeping them from lasting change. This exciting new tool allows you to join one of our friends teams on the app, and support them in various ways along their journey. All you have to do is scan the QR code here and you are on your way to being part of the solution!

Because People Matter

Beyond The Bridge

Because People Matter believes in developing people. It is behind the core of our mission statement of loving people because people matter. Beyond the Bridge is our effort to go deeper with the vulnerable populations we serve at our Night Strike Program. We have partnered with our friends at Samaritan and are utilizing their app to walk alongside our friends and help them overcome the hurdles keeping them from lasting change. This exciting new tool allows you to join one of our friends teams on the app, and support them in various ways along their journey. All you have to do is scan the QR code here and you are on your way to being part of the solution!

About The Program

Because People Matter traditionally takes a wide approach towards loving and developing people. Our Night Strike program, which happens under the Burnside Bridge, give lots of little life improvements to our guests. But we wanted to have a great impact, to go deeper— to go beyond the bridge.

For our new Beyond the Bridge program, we have partnered with the Samaritan app. Samaritan allows people in need to create a profile to connect and network with sponsors from the community. With Samaritan, our weekly Night Strike guests can receive more significant resources and community connection: financial contributions, interpersonal relations, encouraging messages from their community, and even new employment opportunities and referral programs to help them create lasting change.

Each Beyond the Bridge participant regularly meets with an advocate, trained by BMP and Samaritan, who helps them set tangible goals and share their stories via the Samaritan app. These advocates walk alongside the participants to help them navigate the difficulties of these goals, resources, referrals, and paperwork.
By downloading the Samaritan app (available on iOS and Android), you can become our team member and connect with our guests in a deeper, more meaningful way. You can see their profiles, hear their stories, and make a real impact on their journey. It only takes a few minutes each week to make a difference. Scan the QR code to join our team and become part of the solution!

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