Month: December 2018

Morning-After Pill in Vending Machines

Alice Lemos, Board of Directors, recently commented on a new development on college campuses: having the “morning after pill” available in vending machines. Her message is simple: the “pill” doesn’t solve everyone’s problems. At Bridge, while we’re not a medical facility, we try to holistically meet the needs of all mothers who visit us through material assistance, community referrals, and more. Check out Alice’s take:

Air Date on Net TV: Dec. 18, 2018
https://netny.tv/episodes/currents/morning-after-pill-in-vending-machines/

A Festive Luncheon

A Festive Luncheon – by Catherine Donohoe, President

Amongst pandemonium of this season of preparation—with the decorating, the card writing, the baking, the parties, and more—it was delightful to take a break to attend the annual Bishop’s Luncheon at Russo‘s on the Bay. We were happy to catch up with many of our supporters, especially pastors from local churches who have supported our work at Bridge for many years.

We were afforded the opportunity to elaborate on some of our recent activities at Bridge.  They were thrilled to hear that Santa Clause would be coming for a visit during a Material Assistance day this month, complements of St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus. The Knights have also included us in their coat and toy drive this year, for which we are abundantly thankful.  We were also grateful to be able to introduce ourselves to some new supporters.

Our hope for you all during this busy season is that you take the time to enjoy the warmth and love that comes this time of year and know that, here at Bridge, we are spreading that love even further to our moms and children with your support.

Wishing you all our best for a joyous Christmas and holiday season and a very happy New Year. 

Everybody loves a baby.  We were gifted to see a presentation given to us by students from the Immaculate Conception Academy in Astoria.

 

 

 

A quick picture with Bishop DiMarzio: our Board of Directors members are Julia Chitos, Vice President,  and Cathy Donohoe, President.

 


New York Post

“All I tell [women in need] is you have choices,” says The Bridge To Life’s Virginia Gallo. “I can help you with adoption… get you free medical care. It’s not all political.”

Please check out this article from the New York Post. It remains relevant and necessary. We are the largest provider of material assistance in the NYC area and our number one priority is to serve mothers who need our support and provide the resources they need to make informed decisions. Our mission is to ensure that mothers are able to raise their children in a loving and secure environment. We are here throughout their lives to carry their burdens and their joys with them. Thanks for the coverage, NY Post!