What is BRIDGES?
BRIDGES stands for Bringing Residents Information about Death and Grief to Engage them in Services. We created this project specifically for families who have lost a loved one due to crime. Our BRIDGES project, funded by the Office for Victims of Crime, is focused on Latino and Chinese families, the two largest immigrant communities of Queens, NY.
Using a public service campaign that provides information in English, Spanish, and Chinese, we aim to increase knowledge about rights and programs available for families who have lost loved ones to crime.
At Child HELP Partnership, we know these families have to deal with special emotional and logistical challenges. Getting the right guidance is critical to their well-being after this kind of trauma. This program provides them a valuable resource to help them return to their normal life.
At BRIDGES, we partner with local medical, educational, legal and religious organizations in our clinic’s neighborhood of Queens, NY. This network of community leaders works to disseminate materials and inform families of their rights and direct them to agencies for help.
From this network, BRIDGES has developed a Community and Consumer Advisory Board consisting of experts to guide the creation of resources in multiple languages, available in print as well as on the internet.
Our guides for victims and families
The guides and lists below have been developed to increase knowledge of crime victims’ rights and services.
After a Homicide: For Those Left Behind
For individuals in Queens whose loved one died as a result of a crime, this guide provides basic information on crime victims’ rights, available services and the grieving process. To access the PDF file, please Click here for English. Click here for Spanish (Aqui por Espanol)
Queens-area Crime Victims’ Assistance
BRIDGES has developed a list of organizations in Queens who provide legal, financial, and educational assistance as well as mental health services to co-victims of crime. To access the list, please click here.
For more information on BRIDGES, please contact us at info@childHELPpartnership.org or 718-990-2367
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