May B21 Crossings Newsletter

May B21 Crossings Newsletter

Some sports require lots of gear.

Lacrosse, football, ice hockey to name a few.

Running, on the other hand, is simple. All you need is a pair of running shoes and you can head out your front door. There are other accessories that make the run more enjoyable, a running belt, water bottle, ear buds, etc., but it’s not like you need a helmet, pads or a mouth guard. Or a bat, stick or ball.

Bridge21 has entered an exciting phase where we are gearing up for our first house. Our gear is protective and necessary for the success of our team. It includes putting the right people into the right positions, creating thoughtful designs with our architect, drafting contracts with our legal team and finding the right mix of residents. Everything we do must chart the course for victory. Moving forward in an excellent way to support our friends with A/IDD and partnering with families and community organizations will create a strategy for success. The proper gear is essential to attain our goal of supported housing.

Spring B21 Crossings Newsletter

Spring B21 Crossings Newsletter

BACKSTAGE with Bridge21!

These snowy March days have us on the edge of our seats waiting to spot the first signs of SPRING!

We know under all this snow, daffodils are waiting for their cue to shoot up: ACTION! I am not a theatre person, my kids are not theatre people so I have no idea what exactly goes on “backstage” but I’m sure its a lot, I’m sure it’s messy, I’m sure there is a ton of scrambling going on…all the hours and hours of coordination, preparation and details come down to one moment: SHOWTIME! Since our very fun Holiday Party, Bridge21 has continued to prep backstage. We’ve looked at commercial and residential spaces, we’ve revisited our business plan and vision and though we can’t announce “SHOWTIME” yet, it’s very much “on with the show!”

Winter B21 Crossings Newsletter

Winter B21 Crossings Newsletter

Home is… how you define it!


It definitely is WHERE THE HEART IS and also a place to flourish, grow and recharge!

As 2023 comes to a close, Bridge21 wishes to thank you all for rallying alongside us. Creating a place for young adults with intellectual disabilities to call home remains a challenge but our community grows and deepens with the commitment to a shared goal where our friends and loved ones can FLOURISH in the future.

We commend the parents who have solved this issue for their adult children yet there must be a community-wide solution and network. Our loved ones deserve a broad umbrella where we can support each other, many bridges leading to meaningful endeavors, and a shared road that leads our community back HOME at the end of each day.  

Fall B21 Crossings Newsletter

Fall B21 Crossings Newsletter

Changes in Latitude, Changes in Attitude… Was Jimmy Buffet talking about emotional highs and lows?


In this season of my life, “nothing remains quite the same”… My son, the youngest of four, is officially in “Post High” at the Park City Learning Center.
Back to School days are on pause for our family. There was no school shopping or class schedule to learn. We have instead been applying to Workforce Services and Vocational Rehabilitation (Voc Rehab). He is learning to schedule and use High Valley Transit and the Mobility Bus. Preparing for independence has kicked into high gear!

With such a short post-high schedule Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 8-11am and Thursday 8-3pm and no school on Fridays we have a lot of hours to fill (or not) as he awaits approval for a job coach (Voc Rehab) and then finds an internship with a local business (Workforce Services)…you can’t have one without the other, so we wait.

August B21 Crossings Newsletter

August B21 Crossings Newsletter

Hope you all had a wonderful summer of rest, recreation, and good times with family and friends!

Bridge21’s summer has been filled with new friends, Buds&Blooms, Hangouts at the park, field trips, and open houses. Thanks to everyone for joining us and making this season so sweet! Our commitment to building a vibrant community grows stronger each day as we work towards making housing options a reality. It is a most worthy goal and our population deserves a place in Park City to call their own!