In 2003, Mrs. Khan joined together a group of 12 concerned citizens to form Bridges to a New Day, nfp. The concept of the agency was to fill in missing gaps in the community mental health system with a focus on preventing long term mental health issues. We were incorporated in 2004. And started providing workshops throughout Will County. The consistent feedback that we obtained from these workshops was the need for affordable counseling services especially services that focused on families and children. Since that time, we have grown from serving 234 adults and children to now serving 571 people.
Bridges to a New Day, nfp is a non-profit whose mission is to provide prevention, intervention and educational services which foster non-violence in the lives of children and adults.
Bridges to a New Day, nfp recognizes that every person encounters obstacles on their life journey. The vision of Bridges to a New Day, nfp is to empower children and adults to prevail over the trauma that has impacted their lives. We envision that all services are provided in a manner that promotes healing and respect for the individual. These services will improve the lives of our clients and the quality of life in the communities we serve.
Each child or adult is uniquely capable of interpreting their own experience.
Each child or adult has the courage to address the impact that trauma has had on their life.
Each child or adult possesses the resiliency to reach their full potential.
Respectful communication that is understandable and culturally-appropriate.
Each child or adult will benefit from services that promote personal growth.
Advocacy for the needs of children or adults.
Power of education to promote non-violence.
To provide the community with affordable and accessible counseling services
To provide the underserved and underinsurance with access to counseling services
To provide the people we serve with the resources to improve their lives
We provide services to adults, children, families and couples. However, we can only provide referrals for substance abuse, abusers and chronic mentally ill.