Building place, permanence and purpose for foster youth, adoptive parents, and elders.

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We work hard to make sure youth in foster care, adoptive families, and elders are thriving.

Cycle of Instability and Isolation

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We interrupt the cycle of instablity and isolation.

Bridge Meadows builds intentional intergenerational living communities that bring youth formerly in foster care, their adoptive families, and low-income elders together. 

Kids enjoy stable homes. Parents receive support and guidance. Elders find the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of families and children. And we help create strength and self-reliance with family and community services that address each generation’s unique needs.

We change lives together,
one day at a time. 

At Bridge Meadows, individual challenges become collective opportunity and growth. Every day, our three-generation community proves what's possible when we lean in together to create a web of support that lifts us all up.

of kids go to school regularly and 85% find greater academic success.

of parents are more confident parenting youth formerly in foster care.

of elders say there’s more meaning and purpose in their lives.

Sharing Our Success

"There’s always a purpose in life. When the courts asked if these girls could come live with me, I knew they were my purpose."

—Reba, Bridge Meadows Adoptive Parent

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Our Communities
 

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North Portland
Our original community in North Portland’s Portsmouth neighborhood, with nine family homes and 27 apartments for elders, providing safe, affordable living to a diverse group of intergenerational residents.
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Beaverton
Coming soon, our mission grows westward at Bridge Meadows Beaverton, a scenic, welcoming campus at SW Menlo Drive featuring 41 residential units anchored by an intergenerational community center.
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New Meadows
Bridge Meadows is partnering with New Avenues for Youth to create New Meadows, a community housing model for youth transitioning out of our foster care system.
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Our Partners

Thanks to these corporate and community organizations that help make our work possible.

 

 

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