Open Your Heart provided The Bridge for Youth with funding for a new commercial freezer and beds/cribs to help open Gloria’s Place and provide a safe, welcoming, and calm environment for homeless parenting youth and their children. For 50 years, The Bridge has pioneered innovative services and served as a model for effective programming for homeless youth and their families. What started as one of the first programs in the Twin Cities and the nation to provide refuge from child abuse, teen prostitution, drug abuse, and domestic violence, is today one of the most respected nonprofits in the country serving homeless youth. While their programs have evolved to meet the changing times, The Bridge has maintained commitment to homeless and runaway youth: sheltering thousands of youth in crisis, reuniting families, preventing youth homelessness, and helping youth become healthy, productive adults.