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Bridge Receiving Center is a therapeutic transitional residential program supporting children experiencing their initial placement in foster care.


Located in Snohomish County but serving children from all across Washington State, our facility sits on 323 acres of beautifully wooded property adjacent to a local children’s camp. Our partnership with this local camp allows the children staying at Bridge to have full access to the Camp’s restorative recreational activities, all while maintaining a separate space and program for these children to heal and recover.

We are grateful for the many volunteers and professionals who helped transform a former camp staff house into a beautifully-crafted therapeutic facility. Construction began in April 2018 and the facility began accepting children in August 2020. The facility accommodates up to 6 children at a time.

Scroll down to view a gallery of the facility.

“I’ve never had friends before or played games with kids. I like it here!”

- Michael, 10 years old

Watch the video below to find out what it’s like for a child just entering foster care for the first time and how Bridge can make all the difference in their experience.

Children featured in video are not actually in foster care.


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Dan & Kathleen Hamer

Kathleen: Executive Director
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Jeff Judy

Board Chair
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Tracy Rubstello

Director of Development
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Board of Directors

Jeff Judy - Board Chair

Capstone Home Loans, Sales Manager/Sr. Loan Consultant

Melody Dana - Board Vice Chair

Providence Health and Services, Leadership Development Consultant - retired


Andrew Spottswood - Board Secretary/Treasurer

Director at Accenture Security


Dan Hamer - Board Member

Private Practice, Certified Public Accountant

Kathleen Hamer - Board Member

Executive Director, Bridge Receiving Center


Paul LaRose - Board Member

Executive Director Olive Crest Pacific Northwest


Samantha Franklin - Board Member

Chief Financial Officer, Food Lifeline

Laura Collier - Board Member

At-Home Mom, former College and Career Coach 


Bailey Denman - Board Member

At-Home Mom, FT Graduate Student, Medical Billing Business Owner, former HR Director


Leland Matthaeus - Board Member

Director of Partner Programs, OneTrust


Jordan Matthaeus - Board Member

Executive Assistant, Broadcom


Sharon Diel - Board Member

Retired Self-Employed Architecture Business


Rebecca Brockman - Board Member

Retired School Administrator


Sarita Whitmire-Skeith - Board Member

Sultan High School Principal and former Foster Mom


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Employment Opportunities

We are consistently adding to our team to provide a healing start for children entering foster care. Please fill out the form and we will let you know when an appropriate position becomes available!

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