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We Help Youth in Crisis.

Need Help?

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We Help Youth in Crisis.

Free weekly support groups give youth a safe place to talk about challenges and find peer support. Separate support groups for teen boys, teen girls, LGBTQ youth, and parents are led by an experienced staff member from The Bridge. No registration required—you’re always welcome.

CHEERS (Chemical Health Empowerment & Education)  for youth 13-17

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Experimenting? Social user? Dependent?

Is using effecting your life? Have relationships with your friends changed due to chemical use? Is conflict increasing at home due to drugs or alcohol? If you answered, “yes” to any of these questions, you can find help at The Bridge for Youth. CHEERS is a weekly support group for teens exploring teen drug, alcohol, and substance use, abuse, and addictions. Facilitated by a counselor, talk is open and confidential.  Differences are respected and there’s no shame or judgments.  No one will tell you what to do.  You’ll find help to make your own decisions about what’s best for you.  Free refreshments.

For more details for BFY Minneapolis Cheers group  click here.    Meets every Thursday 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.  Drop-in



Questions? Call 612.377.8800.



 VOICE Empowerment and support group for girls ages 13 – 17

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Is conflict at home out of control? Are you or family members experiencing  physical or sexual violence? Are you worried about where life is headed? VOICE is a weekly support group just for teenage girls.  It’s a safe place to find support.  You can give voice to your worries, fears, hopes, and dreams — or just listen.  Make new friends who understand what you’re going through.  Find support for difficult life challenges and discover new ways of coping.

For more details for BFY Minneapolis Voice group click here.  Meets every Monday 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.


Questions? Call 612-377-8800.




R.I.S.E. (Respect Integrity Support Empowerment) Support Group for young men ages 13-17.

Boys support group meets weekly at The Bridge for YouthRISE stands for respect, integrity, support, and empowerment. You’ll find all those things in this weekly group. Staying on the right path isn’t always easy.  Sometimes you take a wrong turn.   Find support each week with other young men. Talk about what’s most important to you.  You’ll find support, guidance, a dose of good humor, and sometimes good snacks!

For more details for BFY Minneapolis R.I.S.E. group  click here. Meets every Monday 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.



Questions?  Call 612-377-8800.

Meets every Monday from 4 – 5:30 PM.


PACE (Parent and Caregiver Empowerment) Support Group (currently, is offered only at our Minneapolis Location)

Last Fall we had a forum for Parents of LGBTQ youth.  It was successful – we had folks coming from all over the metro area and we saw there was a need for support.  We are excited to launch this new support group for parents of LGBTQ youth.  Connect with other parent and caregivers and learn how to talk to your child and how to be a supportive parent.  Parents will get support and be trained to eventually support their own PACE group in their own community.

For more details click here. 

Questions? Call Joan 612-230-6645.

Meets the second Wednesday of each month 6:30-8:00 p.m.


So What If I Am?  Support group for LGBTQ youth ages 10-17.

For over 20 years we have offered this drop in group to kids ages 10-17.  Kids at any stage of coming out are welcome and will feel safe and comfortable.  You will find support for how to handle difficult situations from those that have experienced the same thing.

For more details for BFY Minneapolis SWIIA group click here.  Meets Tuesday 4:30-5:00 pm (drop in) and group time is 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Questions?  Call 612-377-8800.