Bonding With Survivors
True Bonding is not measured by time spent together or favours done for each other. But by the comfort you find when you realise you have each other
Restoring confidence
Sometimes people need someone to simply be there... not to fix anything or do anything in particular, but to just let them feel they are supported and cared about
Inspiring to act
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination
Drawing a roadmap
All you need is a plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination
Giving financial support
Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more
Empowering families
Standing alone doesn't mean I am alone. It means I am strong enough to handle things all by myself
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A BRIDGE Over Troubled Waters is a volunteer group of working professionals that builds a support system for families that have lost their bread winners. The group reaches out to affected families and helps them get back on their feet through counselling, educational support and monetary aid. In short, the organisation becomes a BRIDGE for survivors to cross over the troubled waters.

OurCredo

There’s no greater happiness in life than wiping a tear
from someone’s eyes and putting a smile on that person’s face

The BRIDGE Story in Brief

When you feel down and out…
Having lost your breadwinner,
When friends just can’t be found
And your future appears a blank,
Like a bridge over troubled water
We will lay ourselves down.
Come, we’ll help you cross over
To a new dawn of promise, and hope.

The BRIDGE Way

EDUCATION

Fee Aid

MEDICARE

Health Insurance

LIVELIHOOD

Monthly Subsistence

The BRIDGE Impact

BRIDGE has touched the lives of several families. But we have taken a conscious decision not to publish photographs or names of those individuals as we want to steadfastly honour their dignity and privacy. Because we believe that they are in their situation by chance, and not by choice.

Family, Interrupted

Sushmita walked… no she ran. She was worried she would collapse on the way. Her heart beat faster than the number of steps her legs were taking in a minute. She called out the names of all the saints she knew on her way to the hospital. She prayed to her God… “Lord, please, please keep him safe. Take my life if you must, but please spare his…” But God had other plans. One look at the motionless face of her husband made her realise that her world had come crashing on her. She collapsed… When she woke up, she saw her three little children huddled around her and darkness all around…

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Malini

Faith Accompli

For Malini, life was a string of tragedies hung around her neck. The first strike came when she realised that her first born was mentally challenged. She also had a second son and the family of four could hardly make both ends meet with the meagre earnings of her daily wager husband. The second strike came when she lost her husband to TB. Not one to give up, she worked as maid and educated her second son who began to work and earn. Just when the family thought that it could manage, tragedy struck again when she lost this son in a road accident…

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Why They Love BRIDGE

BRIDGE Resilience Awards

BRIDGE Resilience Awards, introduced in 2018, is our way of recognizing and appreciating families that have fought the odds and survived with grit and determination after losing their breadwinners. The Awards consist of a cash prize, a citation and a uniquely designed memento.

Winners of BRIDGE Resilience Awards

BRIDGE Pillars

Our Master Pillar

The Param Jyothi

Our Supporting Pillars

And many kind-hearted individuals