River Bridge has experienced tremendous growth due to the increasing need for child advocacy services in our four-county region of Eagle, Garfield, Pitkin, and Rio Blanco. In 2017, our Bridge to their Futures Campaign began out of the necessity for a second building to accommodate our rapid growth, maintain confidentiality for our clients, and continue to provide high-quality services. We were blessed with a building purchased and leased to us by the Garfield County Commissioners, yet the building required an extensive renovation in which River Bridge was solely responsible for. In 2019, we were able to open our doors to our second facility located at 504 21st Street, and begin providing our child and non-offending family member clients with mental health and medical exam services. However, we have not yet met our campaign goal of $500,000 that assist in completing the remodel and ensuring our quality level services remain in our valley for years to come.
We have almost completed our campaign goal, you can help us get there!
Beyond enlarging River Bridge’s physical environment, the success of this challenging endeavor will enable us to accomplish so much more for children and families. Your support will make it possible for River Bridge to:
- ensure that all who enter our doors recieve the entire spectrum of services that they need on their healing journey, equipping them to be able to create a brighter future for themselves.
- provide a permanent home for the Mountain West SANE Alliance program, providing forensic medical exams for adolescent and adult sexual assault victims by professional sexual assault nurse examiners.
- expand and provide more efficient forensic interviewing services by creating a second forensic interview room.
- create a culturally aware, safe, and comfortable environment for children and their families to enjoy during their time with us.
- solidify our ability to serve the community for years to come by helping strengthen our operating reserve.
A Message from the Honorary Co-Chairs
Commemorative Gift Opportunities
All Rooms/Areas will adorn a dedicated plaque.
Mental Health Offices #1 or #2 ($50,000): RBRC’s Mental Health Therapists, Meghan Hurley, provided in-kind by the Garfield County Department of Human Services, and Janet Earley, will counsel children and their families, helping them gain strength, recover hope, and rebuild their lives.
Executive Director Office ($50,000): Executive Director Blythe Chapman-Tardie, MA, supervises the Family Advocates, Forensic Interviewers and Volunteers and manages the SANE program and its team of nurses.
Nurses Office ($25,000): Eight nurses are on contract with the Mountain West SANE Alliance program to ensure that every victim f sexual assault, child and adult, receives the specialized medical care that a forensic nurse examiner provides.
Mental Health Waiting Room ($25,000): It is essential that River Bridge be able to ensure anonymity for clients. A separate entrance and this private space will provide confidentiality for clients and help them be more comfortable.
Break Room & Kitchen ($25,000): Provided for their comfort, staff will use this room to relax over coffee or tea, heat snacks and lunches, and take breaks. The kitchen also will be used to prepare food for the Community Room.
All donors of $5,000 and above will be named on a special Recognition Wall within the Family Waiting & Play Area.