Portland, OR. Hundreds of supporters flocked to the Portland Art Museum for the 13th Annual Bridge Meadows IMAGINE Fall Auction & Gala. (Bridge Meadows supports former foster youth, adoptive families and elders in a residential setting.) At the September 20th benefit, leaders of the nonprofit announced that they’re looking for new sites in Oregon to build intergenerational housing. Auction items included the Bridge Meadows Courtyard in Felt created by Xander Griffith Art. (Photo credit, Paul Rich)

KGW’s Drew Carney and auctioneer Johnna Wells

Supporter, Howard Hedinger, hits the photo book with some young Bridge Meadow fans.

Cathedral Park Performing Arts Collective intergenerational choir

Executive Director Dr. Derenda Schubert

This is a video from the most recent ribbon cutting of the Bridge Meadow complex in Beaverton: 

From Bridge Meadow:

Bridge Meadows is a unique multi-generational community with locations in North Portland and Beaverton where children formerly in foster care, adoptive parents and elders – those over 55 – find a true home built with love and the shared vision of a better tomorrow. Children move from the instability of foster care placements to permanent homes and families where they find the stability, caring connections and educational support they need to succeed and re-calibrate the trajectory of their lives. Parents receive essential resources and guidance, while elders find safe, affordable housing and an opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of families and children- all while building meaningful social connections that keep them active and healthy. By leveraging the power of place, permanence and purpose, Bridge Meadows helps three generations transform individual vulnerability into collective strength.