Timo left!

Timo had to leave earlier than expected.

He arrived in August 2008 just after finishing high school in Germany and he wanted to spend a year in a foreign country. Timo had chosen Building a Bridge, as he was inspired by the change of life that German friends had made who stayed with us last year. Timo had decided to spend a year with us before he would start college. In the beginning, everything was new to him: The country, the language, living with other people and working with persons with a disability. During these months, he has made amazing progress in every regard and grown into the role of a residential counselor, which requires patience, commitment, good learning skills, just to name a few important attributes. He now had to leave since college started earlier then expected..

We all will miss him a lot and hope that next year his sister Janika will join us.
Here are some photos that were taken during the course of his stay.

Good bye Timo and thanks for all you have done for the Bridge!

Again Celebration of Community!

This event was held by the Nonprofit/Business Council of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Charlottesville Pavilion.

It was a terrific opportunity to acquaint business leaders and other nonprofit organizations in our community with Building a Bridge and our services.

It was a rainy, windy, and cold day; however, it was a great success , 440 people showed up; even Miss VIrginia appeared. Here are some photos of the event.