who we are
Bridges to Change is one of the largest peer-led organizations in the state of Oregon. BTC was founded in 2004 with an aim to support people on their path to recovery. BTC continues to support participants on their recovery journeys through a combination of community-based housing, peer delivered services and behavioral health treatment.
Health and housing for all.
We provide housing to those who need it most.
We support recovery through the lens of lived experience.
We promote well-being through behavioral health services.
We advocate for those who systems have ignored.
We meet both staff and participants where they are at with curiosity and empathy. We honor the voice of lived experience and believe everyone is doing their best with the tools they have.
Bridges to Change approaches this work with authenticity, always working to meet the needs of the community. By consistently doing the right thing, we are able to create an atmosphere of honesty and respect.
Our goal is to be continuously learning and evaluating decisions based on feedback from those most impacted. We are advocates for change and use every opportunity to create more access to necessary supports.
In a system where so many have been excluded, Bridges to Change values the depth of knowledge and understanding that comes from representation of the entire community. We strive to create a sense of belonging, safety and acceptance for all who engage with us.
There is no perfection in the work we do, Bridges to Change aims to be consistent, clear and accountable. We show up with vulnerability and humility regardless of the challenges we may face because it is essential to maintain the trust of those who champion our mission.