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 learning differences 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

COVID Coping

More Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday 4/14/21 Puzzles, Crafts, and Chatting

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 12:30 PM-2:30 PM
  • Thursday evening 4/15 Puzzles, Crafts, and Chatting / USING BREAKOUT ROOMS AS NEEDED

    Thursday, April 15, 2021 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Friday 4/16/21 Puzzles, Crafts, and Chatting

    Friday, April 16, 2021 12:30 PM-2:30 PM
  • Getting to Know You - For members between 19 and 30

    Friday, April 16, 2021 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Coffee Chat

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • DULUTH - RENT A MOVIE THEATRE (date and movie needs to be confirmed yet),

    Friday, April 23, 2021 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
  • Virtual Game Night: BINGO!! 4/25/2021

    Sunday, April 25, 2021 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Virtual Cook-along: Baked Ravioli and Salad

    Friday, April 30, 2021 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
  • Rock of Ages or Moose Mountain Mini Golf

    Thursday, May 6, 2021 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
  • COVID Coping

    Tuesday, May 11, 2021 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
  • Let's Meet our members over 30 in Duluth!

    Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:30 AM-4:00 PM
  • DULUTH - MINI GOLF & ICE CREAM!

    Friday, May 21, 2021 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • NEW DATE!! TWIN CITIES AND DULUTH MEMBERS - "Day in Duluth"

    Friday, June 25, 2021 10:30 AM-6:00 PM
  • DULUTH - Day at the Lake (This is different than the "Day in Duluth" joint event for Twin Cities and Duluth members)

    Saturday, July 17, 2021 1:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Camp Knutson!!!!!!!

    Thursday, August 19, 2021 1:00 PM - Sunday, August 22, 2021 4:00 PM