CONNECT. BELONG. MATTER.

Bringing young adults together to discover new, lifelong friendships.

How It Works

Bridging Hearts provides quality social connections, both online and in person, for an underserved population of isolated and lonely young adults with intellectual disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder. Bridging Hearts will provide and maintain a supportive community where everyone feels valued.

Making a Difference

  • "My son is a new member of Bridging Hearts and, despite the fact he has only been to two events so far, I immediately observed him connecting with the other members in a way that I had not seen before. As a parent, that was really wonderful to watch! Bridging Hearts provides a means of providing social interaction, social education and confidence-building for a group of young adults that typically struggle mightily--an area that most of us take for granted. It is a great organization that is really effective in its work!" -Scott M

  • "My mom introduced me to Bridging Hearts because she wanted me to have more friends. I am a member now. I am very glad to have met more people like me. People with learning disabilities often find social situations daunting and challenging. " -Sam H

  • "Bridging Hearts is a lifeline for our son that connects him to acceptance from peers in a fun and social way that he has not had in his adult life. Until Bridging Hearts, my son had no social activity outside of family events. He enjoys the activities so much." -Elaine D

  • "Bridging Hearts has greatly enriched my son's life. Living with a learning disability is a very lonely life challenge. Bridging Hearts has been a positive influence both socially and emotionally. The activities offered provide fun and support not only for the young adult members, but also for their parents. It provides an essential service that has been missing for many years in our communities. Bridging Hearts is a wonderful organization! " -Jill R

  • "Our daughter is a member of Bridging Hearts. I have seen it enrich her life and soften her heart. She has built relationships with peers that helps her feel more mainstream and independent. From a parent’s perspective; the thought of my child being lonely and detached worries me more than any other aspect of her disability. Bridging Hearts has lifted that dark cloud and offers the hope of a future with friends and meaningful relationships." -Ron W

  • "This month we are celebrating 7 years of membership for our daughter, Kelly, with Bridging Hearts. It has been a truly life-changing opportunity for her! Kelly was an isolated, depressed and anxious young adult with nowhere to turn for friendship and a social life...until we found Bridging Hearts" -Steve & Andi M

  • "Bridging Hearts has added a new dimension to my son’s life. The transition out of school and into young adulthood can be extremely lonely for adults with developmental differences. My son Sam is very socially motivated but did not have a niche that fit him socially. He loves Bridging Hearts!" -ELIZABETH R.

Upcoming Events

Featured Video

Bridging Hearts Promotional Video 2018

Next Event

Virtual Wednesday Puzzle Party

More Upcoming Events

  • Virtual Evening Puzzle Party

    Thursday, September 24, 2020 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
  • Virtual Friday Puzzle Party

    Friday, September 25, 2020 12:30 PM-2:30 PM
  • DULUTH: Wisconsin Point Beach Night!

    Friday, September 25, 2020 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
  • Virtual Game Night: BINGO!!

    Sunday, September 27, 2020 7:30 PM-8:30 PM
  • Virtual Monday Puzzle Party

    Monday, September 28, 2020 12:30 PM-2:30 PM
  • Virtual Wednesday Puzzle Party

    Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:30 PM-2:30 PM
  • Virtual Evenings Puzzle Party Thursdays

    Thursday, October 1, 2020 7:00 PM - Thursday, October 29, 2020 9:00 PM
  • Virtual Puzzle Party- Mon & Wed & Fri

    Friday, October 2, 2020 12:30 PM - Friday, October 30, 2020 2:30 PM
  • Virtual Taco Party with MICC Graduates

    Sunday, October 4, 2020 5:00 PM-7:30 PM
  • Park Hike & Picnic

    Thursday, October 8, 2020 3:00 PM-6:00 PM
  • Virtual Share Your Hobby

    Sunday, October 11, 2020 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
  • COVID Coping

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
  • DULUTH - Harvest Costume Party

    Friday, October 23, 2020 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
  • COVID Coping

    Tuesday, November 10, 2020 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
  • COVID Coping

    Tuesday, December 8, 2020 7:00 PM-8:30 PM