The Bridge of Hope Foundation - a small charity doing big things                       

In Victoria each year, 500 young women living in Out of Home Care (OoHC) will turn 18 and immediately have their accommodation and financial support withdrawn.  That situation is challenging in itself but couple that with not having the living skills or social network required to transition to succesful independent living, their situation becomes even more perilous.

The tragic outcome for young women leaving OoHC without the essentials can result in increased risks of: homelessness; developing mental health issues or exacerbating existing ones; entering the criminal justice system;  early parenthood; social welfare dependent; and drug and alcohol problems
The cycle of disadvantage continues.  The Bridge of Hope, through its programs and supporters will work to break that cycle.




Bridging the Gap

Innocence Initiative



How you can help


Working outside formal systems of out-of-home care to aid young women  in obtaining essential documents for  independent living and   link them with everyday people to create a network of relationships to support them through their future endeavours




The initiative aims to examine cases where a person may have been wrongfully convicted   and assist in exonerating that person if there is evidence of a wrongful conviction



Get involved and improve the life of a vulnerable young woman.  Volunteer with us.  Volunteer roles include a My Buddy and a My Life My Plan Coordinator


Invest in a young woman and help improve the immediate and long-term quality of their life. Donate the amount of your choice or choose to donate towards a specific activity

buys a portfolio

trains a buddy

provides a buddy  match for a year



Become a partner of The Bridge of Hope  and together we can work  to increase our reach and improve outcomes for our  young women