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State of Young Philadelphia Panel: The System is Broken

State of Young Philadelphia Panel: The System is Broken
Monday, November 14, 2016
At PHMC Lower Mezzanine Conference Center
1500 Market Street – East Tower

Turning Points for Children, the Juvenile Law Center, PHMC and The Monkey & The Elephant are partnering to co-host a panel that will discuss the issues related to kids who aged out of the foster care system and those who have been incarcerated.

The panel will discuss new laws, procedures and policies that are starting to make a difference, but there is still so much to do to help these young people succeed. Event attendees are encouraged to share their ideas for solutions. Beer and wine will be served.

The panel:

Moderator: Solomon Jones -- host of “Wake up with WURD” on 900 AM WURD radio
Kevin Harden, Jr.  --  incarcerated  youth now a trial lawyer at Eckert Seamans
Naje Taylor --  foster care alumni, former employee and graduate of The Monkey & The Elephant
Marcia Hopkins – foster care alumni, recently a Programs Coordinator with the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute in D.C. and now the Youth Advocacy Program Manager at the Juvenile Law Center
Liz Wendel – The Monkey & The Elephant board member and Assistant Director of Family Finding at Turning Points
Whiquitta Tobar -- attorney and current Zubrow Fellow at Juvenile Law Center. 

Click on the link below and place your order for a ticket.

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The Bridge Inpatient Accept Female Admissions

We are very excited to have an adolescent female unit at The Bridge.  We can service up to 6 girls using a number of evidence based treatment modalities such as G-TREM and TF-CBT.  To obtain more information about our girls unit please call admissions at 215-342-5000.

The Bridge has moved to a new building at 1100 Adams Ave. Phila., PA

The Bridge is now located at 1100 Adams Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19124.  Contact us if you would like to visit.  Our phone number is the same 215-342-5000.  Extensions have changed so please call the main number and they will give you the persons new extension.

The Bridge Ground Breaking Ceremony was held on July 24th for our new location

The Bridge is excited to announce that we will be moving from our current location to a brand new state of the art facility that is going to be built at 1101 Adams Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19124.  Our ground breaking ceremony was held on July 24th 2012.  We had a great turn out and thank all who attended. 

We will be having a celebration sometime mid 2013 to open our new doors and a new chapter for The Bridge on the Adams Ave site. We hope many of you will be there to celebrate with us. Stay tuned for updated information and pictures of the progress from the new site. 

The Bridge mourns it's founder Peter Quinn

PHMC affiliate The Bridge joins friends and family members in remembering its founder, Peter P. Quinn, who passed away March 3. A former transportation specialist, corporate public-affairs manager and director of The Bridge, Quinn launched his effort to create a residential treatment facility for adolescents in 1970. He succeeded in 1971 with The Bridge and later started similar drug-rehabilitation programs in West Philadelphia – and through the help of the U.S. State Department – in Thailand. The Bridge currently works to decrease substance abuse, promote recovery and healthy lifestyles and encourage successful community and family involvement among its adolescent clients. Besides his wife, Maryanne and their daughter, also named Maryanne, he is survived by a son, Peter, two sisters and five grandchildren.

The Bridge has been training staff on the Sanctuary Model and TF-CBT

The Bridge is very excited to be in the process of becoming a certified Sanctuary Model program.  We are also going through year long training with Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.