Bridges Domestic Violence Center in Williamson County, Tennessee
Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Lynn Schroeder, Development Director with Bridges Domestic Violence Center, who highlights the nonprofit organization’s mission and efforts to serve women, men and their children affected by domestic violence, ensuring a safe transition to successful independent living through education, intervention, and case management. During the interview, Lynn shares some of the history for the organization and then talks about their various programs and impact. They offer a 24/7/365 Hotline, 615-599-5777, along with a Crisis Intervention Team, double shifts of Case Managers, a Court Advocate for assistance with Orders of Protection, A Children’s Advocate to act as a liaison between parents and school administrators, an Outreach Advocate for support groups in both English and Spanish, a Transitional Housing Advocate to assist those leaving their emergency shelter in finding affordable housing, a pet shelter on premises so the family pet can come to safety with the family, and a Batterer’s Intervention Program, which is usually court ordered. Lynn also talks about ways to support their efforts, including their Annual Jokers & Jackpots Gala, which will be held on November 5, 2022.
- Founded in 1998 by Linda Crockett, an 8th generation Franklinite.
- Only domestic violence shelter in Williamson County
- Mission is to serve women, men and their children affected by domestic violence, ensuring a safe transition to successful independent living through education, intervention, and case management.
We hold 2 fundraisers a year. Our upcoming Golf Scramble May 16, 2022 at Temple Hills Country Club is our second biggest fundraiser of the year. Please gather a team, enjoy of day out with lunch, dinner and many prizes in support of our mission.
Our largest fundraiser of the year is our Annual Jokers & Jackpots Gala which will be held November 5, 2022 at the Embassy Suites in Cool Springs and is a fun night of casino games, dinner, entertainment and a silent auction.