Handi Kids, a non-profit (501)(c)( 3) recreation center that serves children with developmental, physical and emotional challenges, is pleased to announce that it will now be known as The Bridge Center (www.TheBridgeCtr.org). This new name was chosen to better reflect the expansion of programs they offer to children and families throughout the South Shore and Greater Boston areas.
Founded in 1963 by the Knights of Pythias, The Bridge Center’s mission is to support families by providing children with opportunities to build social, emotional and physical skills so they may participate fully in their communities.
The Bridge Center’s beautiful 20-acre campus is located in Bridgewater, MA and provides accessible play and skill-building activities for all children regardless of the nature or severity of their challenge. Year-round activities include nine weeks of summer camp, therapeutic horseback riding, school vacation camps, holiday parties, Saturday programs, teen programs, vocational training, after-school activities and family support groups.
The Bridge Center also offers carefully designed summer programs and social skills groups designed to meet the social and behavioral needs of children with Asperger’s Syndrome, High Functioning Autism and related challenges.
New Executive Director Jenn Harber explains: “To those families and supporters who have long been a part of the Handi Kids family, we want you to know that you are still an integral part of who we are and what we do. To those of you who may be hearing about us for the first time please contact us to learn more. These are exciting times and we would love for you to join us.”
If you’d like to learn more about The Bridge Center’s programs or are interested in becoming a supporter, please call (508) 697-7557 or send an e-mail to info@TheBridgeCtr.org.