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Bridgeway to Screen Suicide: The Ripple Effect


Loves Park IPS Team Is Applauded for "Unlimited Potential and Innovation!"


Bridgeway Inc. Announces Board of Director and Officer Changes


Join us for a praise concert benefitting Camp Kidz


CARF International Survey Team To Visit Bridgeway


County votes Yes on mental health tax


MEIJER and Bridgeway team up to provide employment mentoring to individuals with disabilities


About Us

"Creating Solutions for Everyone"

The global mission of the Bridgeway companies is "Creating Solutions for Everyone" which includes creating solutions for businesses and creating solutions for people.

Brief History:
The Bridgeway companies' history dates back to 1890 with the formation of the "Galesburg Free Kindergarten" which still survives today in the Bridgeway family of companies and is known today as Harrington Family Services Foundation. Through a series of mergers, acquisitions, and affiliations Bridgeway has evolved into 15 different nonprofit companies working as one entity in order to provide both services and employment to persons in need.

Our History

Bridgeway was formed October 1, 1993 by the merger of McDonough County Rehabilitation Center (MCRC) and Spoon River Incorporated (SRI) and its affiliate corporations, Harrington Family Services and Spoon River Center. In July, 1998 a vocational program for disabled persons in eastern Iowa was added to our service array and in October 1999, further Bridgeway expansion in Iowa occurred with the official transfer of services previously provided by River Center. These human service corporations, having served west-central Illinois and eastern Iowa for decades, have joined together to continue to meet the ever-growing needs and challenges of providing community-based health and human services. These services are designed to assist and empower people in maximizing their potential for personal development and growth in all areas of human functioning.

Bridgeway History

Bridgeway will serve any person who can benefit from its array of services without regard to disability, dependent status, race, color, national origin or age.

Bridgeway is a CARF accredited organization, funded in part through contributions from the United Way, United Fund and Community Chest.