You can purchase needed tools for the auto mechanic and body shop and have them sent directly to us here: Sears Registry

Application Form

If you or someone you know would be interested in applying to our program,download the ApplicationandStudent Handbook or you can now fill out the application online.

Fill out the application form and mail to The Bridge Ministry; 3054 Dixie Hill Road, Buckingham, VA 23921; or Fax to 434-969-5159

APPLICANT (NOT FAMILY, FRIENDS, OR ATTORNEY) MUST FILL OUT THE APPLICATION.

Veterans are encouraged to apply

Successfully Helping Men since 1996

To see the inspiring success rate of our studentsdownload "Bridge Success Survey."


Legal Justice Info

If you work with the legal justice system, please download our “Guide for Legal Professionals.”

The Bridge Ministry • 3054 Dixie Hill Road, Buckingham, VA 23921 • Admissions: 434-969-2991

​​Here's Real Hope for Victory

While serving a long term sentence in a regional jail, Bridge Ministry founder, William Washington, was apprehended by the love of God and found the grace and strength to begin a new life. After overcoming a life of addictive behavior, he began reaching out to those in jail through a community  prayer meeting. Later, he and his wife opened their home to families in their neighborhood and to troubled men who needed help overcoming their addictions.


Since 1996, The Bridge Ministry has been providing a second chance for men who are committed to breaking free from life controlling issues. The majority of men who successfully complete the 18-month program go on to live successful and productive lives.   

Library Renovations

​​Thanks to grants from The Community Endowment Fund in The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation and The Wish You Well Foundation, the Bridge has been able to renovate the library on the property in Buckingham. This library will not only be able to be used by the students to help build confidence and self-esteem through attaining their GED and preparing them for higher education, but also served as a hands-on experience for vocational training in heating and air conditioning, electrical work, roofing, carpentry work, and landscaping. Visit our Amazon Wishlist HERE to purchase books for the library. 

The Bridge Ministry was recently featured on a local television station.

Helping men overcome life controlling issues through faith 

​​​​The Bridge Ministry

A Great Opportunity!

We have a great opportunity moving forward with the bank that holds the mortgage on our property and we desperately need your help. The bank has been very supportive of our mission and those we serve so they have extended a payoff opportunity for us to be debt free.  They are willing to reduce our loan from $580,000 to only $200,000 if we can provide the funding by the end of October.  This would greatly help our program move forward so that we can help more men overcome their addiction.  The majority of those we serve are homeless and do not pay anything towards the nearly $35,000 that it costs per student to provide the job training, certifications, education, and counseling.  Again, we desperately need your help and we ask that you please consider donating at www.GoFundMe.com.