As a result of a KIDS COUNT conversation, the community partners in Glasgow have created Bridge of Kentucky, which serves as a support system for families in Barren County. Bridge plans to lower the number of children entering the foster care system by bridging the gaps for families who struggle with what a home should truly be. Bridge received funds from UnitedHealthcare to grow a program that provides mentors for families to help guide them in becoming healthy, active, and more equipped in raising children.
“Bridge is dedicated to serving our community by creating a stronger, more personal support for families and children in need. Through connecting our services within Barren County, Bridge plans to use mentorship, public classes, and incentive programs to ensure we keep our families engaged and informed.” — Mallie Boston, Boys and Girls Club of Glasgow-Barren County