History and Mission
Bridge Meadows has the mission of developing and sustaining intergenerational neighborhoods for adoptive families of foster children that promote permanency, community and caring relationships, while offering safety and meaningful purpose in the daily lives of older adults.
Modeled after an exemplary program called Hope Meadows in rural Chicago and inspired by the Treehouse Foundation outside of Boston, Bridge Meadows was founded in 2004. The Hope Meadows and Treehouse programs are highly successful and well-respected, boasting impressive adoption rates over the last several years. At Hope Meadows, Treehouse and now, Bridge Meadows, children find loving adoptive homes, honorary grandparents, mentors, and an entire community poised to nurture them, fostering something they thought abandoned them long ago: a sense of hope.