• Generations

    We are hope. We are permanent. We are family.

    Bridge Meadows is a unique multi-generational community located in the Portsmouth neighborhood of North Portland where adoptive parents, foster children, and elders - those over 55 - find a true home built with love and the shared vision of a better tomorrow.…Watch Our Video

  • Child

    We are hope. We are permanent. We are family.

    At Bridge Meadows, current and former foster youth have the stability, caring connections and educational supports they need to succeed and re-calibrate the trajectory of their lives. Investing in the safety and security of these children today improves the quality of life for everyone tomorrow.

  • Elders in the community

    We are hope. We are permanent. We are family.

    Imagine elders embraced as grandparents, mentors, teachers and friends; continuing to build the meaningful social connections that keep their brains and bodies active and healthy.…Watch "The Power of Connection"

  • Elders and Child

    We are hope. We are permanent. We are family.

    Children move out from the instability of foster care placements to permanent homes and families and parents receive essential resources and guidance, while elders find safe, affordable housing and an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of families and their children.

  • Bridge Meadows Building

    We are hope. We are permanent. We are family.

    Bridge Meadows is an innovative solution at the intersection of child welfare, aging and affordable housing - issues that impact each of us. Not just socially and emotionally, but economically as well.

  • Eisner Prize

    We are hope. We are permanent. We are family.

    Bridge Meadows is honored to be a recipient of the 2014 Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence presented by The Eisner Foundation of Los Angeles, California. The Eisner Prize is a national award that recognizes efforts in uniting multiple generations – especially seniors and youth – and bringing about positive, lasting changes in their communities.…Watch the Video

The power of place, permanence, and purpose.

The Power of Hope

After five years of welcoming people home to our intergenerational community in North Portland, we feel an ethical responsibility to broaden the impact on families well beyond the existing neighborhood.

Given the growing numbers of those in foster care and the increasing needs of adoptive families and elders, we feel a grand sense of urgency to create more Bridge Meadows communities as well as serve youth who are transitioning out of foster care.

We are excited for the opportunity to be breaking ground on two additional projects in the next 12 months. Bridge Meadows-Beaverton will replicate the successful 3-generation approach; and, New Meadows will provide youth who have aged out of the foster care system without a permanent family access to the housing, skills and supportive relationships they need.

Learn more about how you can join us in building place, permanence and purpose one community at a time.

Raised: $17,844,000 Goal: $18,496,000
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  • Young Resident's Artwork to be Showcased at Portland Art Museum - The artwork of a young Bridge Meadows resident was recently selected out of thousands of pieces to represent her school at The HEART of Portland, a Portland Public School K-12 Arts Showcase, at the Portland Art Museum.
  • Housing Unit Gives Low-Income Seniors Reduced Rent For Volunteering With Foster Kids - Featured in The Huffington Post: The intrigue and interest around Bridge Meadows’ intergenerational community in the Portsmouth neighborhood of North Portland continues to spread across the nation.
  • PBS News Hour at Bridge Meadows - "At a special housing development in Oregon, families who adopt foster children live side by side with seniors who volunteer their time in exchange for affordable rent. The NewsHour's Cat Wise reports how members of the intergenerational community find support and connection together."