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Who

We are a nonprofit agency dedicated to helping victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Bridges: Domestic & Sexual Violence Support is a non-sectarian agency, and all services are offered regardless of race, gender, gender orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, HIV status, marital status, age, national origin, immigration status, religion, physical, mental or emotional ability, sexual orientation, political affiliation or language.


What

Domestic and sexual violence affects everyone in our communities. Right now it may be happening to a family member, friend, coworker, neighbor, or parishioner. It does not discriminate based on your age, gender, race, or financial status. It may be happening to you.


When

A group of women in the greater Nashua area founded Rape & Assault Support Services, Inc. in 1977 to respond to domestic and sexual violence in our communities. In 2002 we adopted a new name: Bridges. This name change better reflects the positive work that we do for individuals and our community.


Where

Spanning Southern New Hampshire, we strive to make our communities a safe place to live and work. We create bridges to learning in local schools and workplaces, and bridges to healing with support groups and our confidential support line. We create bridges when we assist individuals in rebuilding their lives through our emergency shelter and community resources. You become a part of these bridges by supporting our agency and facilitating conversations with family, friends, colleagues, and peers about domestic and sexual violence.


Why

We are committed to eliminating domestic and sexual violence and providing a safe and supportive environment for victims and survivors. You are not alone. We are here to help.

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How

Bridges offers support and options to individuals who need to talk, need information, or feel alone, afraid, or hopeless.

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Mission Statement

To cultivate communities free from violence as we support victims and survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking.

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Values and Commitments

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Victim/Survivor Rights

Bridges: Domestic & Sexual Violence Support (formerly Rape & Assault Support Services, Inc.) is a non-sectarian agency, and all services are offered regardless of race, gender, gender orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, HIV status, marital status, age, national origin, socio-economic status, immigration status, religion, physical, mental or emotional ability, sexual orientation, political affiliation or language.

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Non-discrimination Policy

Bridges: Domestic & Sexual Violence Support (formerly Rape & Assault Support Services, Inc.) is a non-sectarian agency, and all services are offered regardless of race, gender, gender orientation, gender identity, gender expression, socio-economic status, medical condition, HIV status, marital status, age, national origin, immigration status, religion, physical, mental or emotional ability, sexual orientation, political affiliation or language.

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