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the bridge

The Bridge of Arbor Circle is a safe shelter program for youth, ages 10-17, who are facing homelessness or considering running away. In the middle of a crisis, 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. In addition, our youth crisis line is available 24/7 at 616.451.3001.



contact info

1115 Ball Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
P: (616) 456-6571
F: (616) 235-0979

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Hours by Appointment

Morning, afternoon and evening availability M-F


The average number of youth housed by The Bridge each year.

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bridge overview

Along with offering a variety of supportive programs, The Bridge helps connect youth to their peers, learn new skills, and find resources to reconnect with their families, schools and community. The program provides crisis shelter, counseling, case management, group support, youth activities and connections to other needed services. We also assist youth with meeting their basic needs, setting goals, building new life skills, and establishing connections with peers and mentors who can support them.

bridge eligibility requirements

General eligibility requirements include youth of any gender between the ages of 10-17, and those who stay or reside within Kent, Ottawa, Montcalm, and Ionia Counties. Youth or their families are encouraged to call or walk-in at any time, and services are completely free.

donate to the bridge

Interested in volunteering or giving to The Bridge? We welcome individual and group volunteers and are grateful for annual gifts and donations. Learn more ways to get involved with Arbor Circle’s youth services here. You can also make an impact by donating items from our wish list.

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