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

Library Renovations

​​Thanks to grants from The Community Endowment Fund of The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, The Wish You Well Foundation, and The Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the Bridge has been able to begin the process of renovating the library on the property in Buckingham. This library will not only be able to be used by the students for reading and checking out books and taking GED classes, but will also serve as a hands-on experience for vocational training in construction and remodeling, electrical work, heating and air conditioning, roofing, carpentry work, and landscaping. The Bridge will also be able to hire a GED teacher once the renovation is complete thanks to a grant from the Virginia Literacy Foundation.

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


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.   

​​​​The Bridge Ministry

Helping men overcome life controlling issues through faith