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MEMBERSHIP

To join, contact us to set up a meeting for your introduction to learn more about Bridging Hearts. We look forward to introducing you to what we have to offer and get to know you better.

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Bridging Hearts members connect through two main ways: 1) a private, members-only website (it’s a lot like Facebook) and, 2) through monthly events. The private, online community allows members to comfortably communicate with their peers, and it’s a great way to connect and build acquaintances and friendships and share with people who understand and have similar interests. Bridging Hearts sponsors monthly events at places around the Twin Cities to bring members together to explore interesting and fun activities and topics. Through the members’ site and monthly programs, we inspire all of our members to find ways they can Connect. Belong. Matter.

BENEFITS

Bridging Hearts offers a private, selective members-only website that allows members from across the Twin Cities to:
  • Connect with young adults with learning disabilities who are interested in new friendships, recreation, and fun.
  • Have access to a wide network of friends.
  • Get acquainted online before meeting at an event.
  • Participate in a welcoming, monitored, safe on-line community (members are screened and the site is reviewed for any inappropriate, offensive postings) where members are encouraged to connect.
Membership in Bridging Hearts also allows all members access to monthly sponsored events so they can:
  • Have opportunities to participate in social events and meet in-person.
  • Explore and share interests and experiences.
  • Build real friendships and memories through shared experiences.
  • Feel and experience a sense of belonging and acceptance.

CRITERIA

  • Young adult between the ages of 21 and 39
  • Has the ability to communicate using a computer
  • Independent in the community
  • Functions on own with few supports
  • Is capable of being dropped off and left without supervision
  • Utilized an IEP while in school
  • Demonstrates emotional and behavioral stability

Costs for membership

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FAQS

How is Bridging Hearts different from other online social networks?
At Bridging Hearts, all members have learning disabilities, potential members are personally interviewed, and social opportunities and activities are available so members can meet in person. Bridging Hearts is a social club, not a dating service. We are a private website, with no advertising on the site.

Why do I need to be interviewed in person?
The interview is used as a screening process to ensure people are who they say they are and if they meet the criteria. It is a safety precaution. The interview is also a way to help match potential friends. Currently, all members have been referred; either by parents, teachers, or social workers.

What are expectations for online/offline behavior?
All members sign a “Rules of Conduct” agreement which can be found under the “Terms of Use” on the website.

How often are events scheduled?
We have a scheduled Bridging Hearts event at least once per month. In addition, members often plan activities independently through our very popular forum. These are member driven events and independent of the Bridging Hearts organization.

What types of activities will be available?
We offer a variety of events to include many interests. We have had a “Let’s Talk” series where we have discussed issues important to our members, bowling, theme parties, theatre events, sports events, volunteering activities, boat cruises, dances, horseback riding, and a sleigh ride. We publish a yearbook at the conclusion of each year which showcases our events and members.