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The Bridge

The Bridge of Arbor Circle is a temporary safe shelter program for youth ages 10-17 at risk of running away or experiencing housing instability. The Bridge offers youth a stable and accessible place to stay. Located in Grand Rapids, our facility is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.

Get help Now

Call our 24/7 youth crisis line

Community information

For more information on services for youth experiencing homelessness, visit Youth Services in our Programs and Services directory. For donation and volunteer information, visit Give and Get Involved.

We’re here for you

Young people may find themselves without a safe place to stay for many reasons:

  • Experiencing financial hardship
  • Being abandoned or neglected
  • Abuse
  • Running away
  • Being kicked out of their homes
  • Substance use concerns
  • Sexual orientation and gender identity

What’s available at The Bridge?

  • A safe, supportive place to stay
  • Group support
  • Counseling
  • Youth activities
  • Basic needs like food and showers
  • Connections to various services you might need

Get started

You can call ahead or simply stop by. We’ll perform an intake assessment and get you connected to services.

  • Open to youth of any gender, ages 10-17 in Kent, Ottawa, Montcalm, and Ionia counties
  • Services are completely free
  • Open 24/7

How to help

Looking to lend a hand? Contact Janelle Burden-Hill at to learn more about how to give back to The Bridge.

You can also make an impact by donating items from our wish list or giving a gift.

The Bridge Homeless Youth Shelter - Arbor Circle

Help is available

If you are a youth facing homelessness, The Bridge is here to help in an open, non-judgmental way. We’ll provide you with a safe place to stay and get you the help you need to make a plan. Call or stop by The Bridge 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Contact Us

You can also contact us by using the form below. Our staff will connect with you in the next 1-2 business days.