The challenge is increasing at alarming rates within our local communities for the youth. Many people are unaware (or choose to be) of this increasing need to help our youth. There appears to be a real gap or disconnect for the services needed for the age group identified in the “system”. “The Bridge” will bridge that gap and ensure the services needed for this age group are available by providing the care and support services outlined above. We are talking basics at the outset – both quantifiable (food, hygiene, clothing, direction) and qualitative – love, encouragement, hope) – which have been largely missing from their lives to this point.