Appreciation, Awards, Honors, & Press

"I have volunteered at The Bridge since 1988. Over these last two decades, I have seen The Bridge work miracles, and I have seen The Bridge offer support, care, and guidance to teens, both in big and small ways."
Kathy B.

"As a young girl from North Camden, I was told that my future consisted of teenage pregnancy and broken relationships. However, The Bridge taught me that I was so much more than that by giving me a place to speak freely, socialize with others, acquire coping skills, and the knowledge that anything is possible with hard work and determination."
Marisol C.

"In all my years as an educator, I have not witnessed anything as powerful or as effective as The Bridge program."
Anna L.

"The Bridge helped me and is still helping me become a responsible and respectful young man in many ways that mean alot to me."
Anthony P.

"Just the other day I passed this girl in the hallway. She was hunched over, trying to be unnoticed, and reminded me of me. I thought how painful that would have been for me to go into college like that. I would have missed out on so many opportunities...I felt grateful for The Bridge, tremendously. You guys are a blessing."
Lily Q.

"When I came to The Bridge about two years ago, as an intern, I thought I was just going to be helping them. It turns out they’ve helped me grow in patience, confidence, listening skills, and a host of other things I will need to succeed in a career working with adolescents."
Tiffany H.

Nov2013Article: CHA: Weekly sessions help Camden teens navigate life choices - Read
 2007Article: Camden County Partnership for Children: "The Bridge" - Read - PDF
  Al Día Article (en español)
Nov2005Shining Star Award – The Bridge 25th Anniversary Celebration
May2005Rutgers University – For Reaching Out & Supporting Youth Culturally (I.N.T.A.C.T.)
May2004Commendation – from Assemblyman Louis D. Greenwald
Apr2004YMCA Camden County – Robert T. Johnson Award
Mar2004Proclamation – by Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Mar2004Citation – from State of NJ General Assembly
Mar2004Award: Girl Scouts of Camden County NJ, Inc – Women of Outstanding Achievement
Mar2003Award Nominee: Innovative Service to those who are Poor
Mar2003Award Nominee: Richard A. Stebbins
Oct2002Award: Joseph Pacera Community Benefit
Jun2001International Who’s Who of Professional Management
May2001Award Nominee: Innovative Service to those who are Poor
May2001Award Nominee: Richard A. Stebbins
Nov2000Families Count: The Camden Honors Program – The Annie E. Casey Foundation & UWCC
Oct2000Volunteer for Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in its Camden City programs
May2000Award: 4th Annual Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Peace Award
Mar2000Resolution: New Jersey General Assembly
Dec1999VHA America’s Promise
Sept1999Article: Bridging the Gap – Health News
May1999Award: NJHA Applause
Apr1999Award: NJ Child Assault Prevention
May1997Acknowledgement in Doctoral Study by Philip Christian Hirsch, DMin
 1997Award: United Way of Camden County’s Achievement Award
Dec1996Distinguished Contribution Award of Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center
Jun1996Award: The 1st "Maria Award" for Outstanding Community Achievement
Oct1995Resolution: City Council of Camden, NJ – An Asset to the Betterment of the City
Oct1995Puerto Rican Unity for Progress for Unlimited Dedication & Contribution to the Youth
Aug1995Award: Foster G. McGaw for Excellence in Community Service
May1994Award: YWCA TWIN (Tribute to Women in Industry)
Dec1993Award: HRET "Community Outreach Award"
 1991Award: The Allegany St. Francis Award, Allegany Health System
Feb1990Proclamation: Office of the Mayor, Camden, New Jersey
 1990Achievement Citation from the Catholic Health Association
Jan1988President Bush’s "Daily Points of Light" Nominee
 1986Outstanding Young Women of America