Our transitional living program (“the bridge”) was created to assist young adults in their transition from residential care to independent living. All too often, kids age out of residential or institutional care without the proper tools, confidence, and accompaniment to successfully reintegrate into their communities. El Puente is a 12-month long program designed to smooth that transition by providing young adults with spiritual mentorship, practical job training, financial counseling, professional psychological support, and financial assistance as they take their first steps into adult life. By equipping and supporting these young adults as they set out on their own, we hope to break the cycles of poverty and dependence so often intensified by childhoods spent in institutions, and by doing so, allow these young adults to support themselves and their future families.