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Our History

April 2019
April 2019

In 2019, a Haitian school administrator saw a need for Christian community in her town of Gressier, Haiti. What began as a small women’s bible study in her home for 7 people has evolved to serve over 800 women and families through spiritual development, educational opportunities, mental health counseling, and emergency services.

August 2019

Hannah Stucker and Ritha Antione traveled stateside to promote The Bridge and raise awareness.

September 2019

A stateside Board of Directors was formed and began oversight for the expansion and depth of programming.

September 2019

The Mental Health Program was launched to provide access to Christian counseling and healing services to Bible study attendees.

October 2019
October 2019

School Sponsorship Pilot Program launched which provides 12 young ladies with the opportunity to attend school at a high school trade school or university level.

February 2020

Weekly community English classes began to provide women with continuing education opportunities.

March 2020
March 2020

Facility was purchased for private counseling space and administrative purposes.

April 2020

Cistern was built on-site to provide clean water for attendees.

May 2020

The Bridge responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by facilitating our first mass community food distribution which provided 125 families with a week’s supply of food.

September 2020
September 2020

Co-Founders Ritha and Fender Antoine stepped into full-time positions as the In-Country Directors overseeing day-to-day operations.

October 2020

Began hosting monthly outreach events to connect the unreached in the community to our ministry.

March 2021
March 2021

Launched community Children’s Bible Studies geared towards children not attending school in our community.

March 2021

Launched community Adult Literacy Classes to provide attendees with the resources to listen to and the ability to learn how to read the Word of God.

April 2021

Emergency Services Program launched to assist in meeting minor medical and nutritional needs for individuals connected to The Bridge.

July 2021

1st Annual Summer Vacation Bible school held for 150+ happy children.

December 2021

Conducted our 1st annual Christmas food distribution.

April 2022

Developed our emergency preparedness plan as national instability increased.

June 2022

Completed a concrete project to expand and enhance ministry space.

August 2022
August 2022

Organized and enjoyed our 1st annual leadership development week.

April 2023

Hired Kelly Part-time

January 2024

Stateside Executive Director

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