About Us

Brisges Safehouse Residents

Emily Van WieMeet Emily Dock

Bridges is a nonprofit, faith based transitional housing program which is operated by donors and volunteers. We provide shelter, resources, life skills training, counseling, and mentoring necessary to empower for life’s obstacles. We do this with a stable and safe environment while we instill the confidence and character to take their lives to the next level .

Over the last decade and a half I have served the nonprofit community and have seen my heart expand to equip those that are in need and to empower nonprofit organizations to utilize their mission to the greatest impact. In 2009 I graduated with a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs, and with a Master’s Certification in Nonprofit Management. Throughout the last few years, I have seen God develop my heart to serve those that may not be fully equipped to make positive changes in their lives. I also have a strong passion to equip nonprofit organizations to fulfill their greatest potential by networking, utilizing resources wisely, and being responsible stewards to the mission.

If I have not met you yet, or if you are interested in learning more about our ministry, please call the office at 469.272.4441 or 214.240.8468 or email me at emily.dock@bridgessafehouse.org. I look forward to the future and to all that God will do through us.  Together we will make a difference.

Emily Dock
Executive Director
Bridges Safehouse

Our History

Bridges was founded as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1998 to serve those in desperate times of need by providing shelter and loving care and support. For the last decade and a half, Bridges has served and partnered with its community and the surrounding area by providing shelter and safety for those in great need.

Currently Bridges specifically serves women who are pregnant and women with children who have nowhere else to turn. Since the beginning of Bridges, it has been amazing to see God’s blessing on all that come through our doors.

What We Do

ResidentBridges Safehouse seeks to encourage, empower and equip pregnant, homeless women and women in crisis, and their children, by providing shelter, resources, life-skills training, and mentoring while they are in our care.

Bridges offers a warm and safe environment where families can find rest, peace, hope and a fresh start. Through volunteers, we seek to equip our residents through one-on-one mentoring, life skills classes, and spiritual development. We also seek to connect residents to resources, including high school diplomacy, professional counseling, maternity homes, long-term transitional housing, and other nonprofit and government services, to aid them in becoming healthy and independent.

We would love to partner with individuals and organizations in serving women and children! Please contact us for more info!

Our Missions Statement

Bridges is “A Christian Ministry providing safe shelter and nurturing support for women and their children during an immediate time of need.”

Bridges Thrifty Boutique


Bridges Thrift Boutique offers gently used and new boutique items at thrift store prices. Find great prices on clothing for all ages, decor, kitchenware, furniture, and more. The boutique seeks to not only communicate the heart and vision of Bridges, but also, 100% of its proceeds funds the efforts of Bridges Safehouse.

Your gently used and new donation items can be dropped off during store hours at the Boutique! We accept all gently used and new donations except for large electronics and appliances. Because we are a nonprofit organization, your donation is tax deductible.

Board Members

  • Bob Henry, President
  • Greg Porter, Vice President
  • Kim Lewis, Secretary
  • Maranda Auzenne
  • Edsel Dureus
  • Amber Hatley
  • Linda Martin
  • Jennifer Mena
  • Shana Nix
  • Robin Phillips
  • James Pulis
  • Debbie Repka
  • Danise Sharp