Please note that Bridges to Independence has closed its doors. This website is tentatively preserved so that our former staff can use BTI as a reference.


Bridges to Independence is a grassroots nonprofit social service agency in operation since 2003. Our philosophy revolves around providing person-centered, client-driven services to people with disabilities. We are here to support our clients in setting and achieving their goals and in defining their independence. At Bridges we strive to be family and community friendly, adhere to principals of harm reduction, and work toward economic and social justice for all.

Spring Cleaning & Garage Sale on Saturday, April 10th

Bridges to Independence is holding a Spring Cleaning & Garage Sale on Saturday, April 10th! We are open from 10am to 2pm at our space, 7958 SE Foster Rd. We have clothes and other items, plus we are serving free coffee and tea! Please stop by and support us.

Garage Sale

Donations are accepted, but we are somewhat picky. Please contact us before dropping off your old stuff.

BTI certified by Recycle at Work program

Bridges to Independence is now Recycle at Work Certified! It means that we have improved our recycling practices and reduced the amount of waste we produce by implementing all of the City of Portland's five recycling steps. Yeay!

Recycle at Work Certified 2009-2010