Our primary goal is for the safety of victims - We provide a safe space for families to build safe, loving environments free from domestic violence.
Whether you are male or female, it is NOT okay to be violent and abusive. We must start providing safety at home for our loved ones.
"About 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually in the United States (exhibit 9)."1
Lynda Bridges, LICSW, MSW
Lynda devised the Bridges to Safety program in 2000 in Salem, Oregon. Lynda received her Masters in Social Work from the University of Washington in 1980. She is a licensed clinical social worker in Washington and Oregon. She has worked in the domestic violence community for 33 years.
Vanessa Cameron, LICSW, MSW
Vanessa Cameron LICSW, MSW has been working with Lynda since 2000. Vanessa is dedicated to providing domestic violence awareness, prevention and intervention. Vanessa began the Bridges to Safety program in Spokane in 2006.
Gay Cameron, CHT, DVP
Gay Cameron has been working with domestic violence victims since 1997. Gay is a certified relaxation therapist and a Washington state certified domestic violence perpetrator program facilitator.
1Full Report of the Prevalence, Incidence, and Consequences of Violence Against Women: Findings From the National Violence Against Women Survey. Patricia Tjaden, Nancy Thoennes. November 2000 U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. NCJ 183781. P. 26