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Peer Services

Independent Living philosophy emphasizes the value of informal, peer supports to individuals with disabilities. These interventions afford individuals with opportunities for improved experiences of empathy and understanding through both individual and group peer supports.

BRIDGES staff are by majority people with disabilities. Shared lived experiences offer some of the skills that cannot be learned through a professional lens. As a result of these supports, many individuals are able to autonomously address their needs through a meaningful connection with one or more peers.