"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.
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.
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 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.