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Recent News

A Story Worth Telling

April 2nd, 2024|

“Brock has a story worth telling!”

When Brock first came to us, his drug usage had robbed him of even the ability to write one sentence!  Because of this disability, he needed extra help and tutoring to complete his relapse prevention workbook.

But Brock has experienced a transformation.  Not only has he completed his workbook and graduated from our program, he finished writing it himself. Recently, he was able to research, prepare and present an excellent Bible study for the other residents. God has truly transformed him “by the renewing of his mind” (Romans 12:2).

In this newsletter, you will read about Brock’s transformation story as well as more of the best practices for addressing chronic homelessness from Dr. Marbut, Jr.

2024 Spring Newsletter


2023 Annual Report: Stories to Tell!

January 26th, 2024|

“Stories to Tell!”

Not only has God used Bridge Street Mission to meet immediate needs, but He has also provided resources to give hurting neighbors life-changing help through His Word, relationships, recovery programming, and more.

In this 2023 Annual Report, you’ll see how the Lord continues to write stories of life transformation throughout our community. You’ll also learn about the current chapter He’s writing through the acquisition of the former Pied Piper Plaza.

2023 Annual Report: Stories to Tell!


Transportation Ministry

October 26th, 2023|

“Sometimes the best way to help someone is to just give them a ride.”

What do you do when you do not have a vehicle or even a driver’s license and the best job for you a) is not within walking distance, b) is inaccessible by public transportation, or c) requires you to drive?  Fortunately, at Bridge Street Mission’s Sober Living Center, our residents have access for rides for up to six months as the re-enter the workforce.

Please read our 2023 Fall newsletter to learn more.

2023 Fall Newsletter

More Than Just Food

June 29th, 2023|

“Bridge Street Mission’s Outreach Center is much more than a soup kitchen. ”

The ministry of Bridge Street Mission began with summer Grill Outs for the homeless community and has expanded in our Outreach Center where meals and relationships continue to offer practical help, spiritual encouragement and ultimately point people toward transformation.

Please read our 2023 Summer newsletter to learn more.

2023 Summer Newsletter

Community Makes a Difference

February 23rd, 2023|

“Hurting people find community at Bridge Street Mission, and the broader community of Wausau — including you — make it possible!.”

We are finding that the guests who come to our Outreach Center are usually looking for more than food. For many of them, this is the only positive “social interaction” they have that day…or perhaps, that week in many cases. We are convinced that our Sober Living Center residents would not be as successful in their recovery without the support of the other men around them. The Holy Spirit among them, working through our staff and volunteers, transforms lives for eternity.

Please read our 2022 annual report and Spring newsletter to learn more.

Spring Newsletter with 2022 Annual Report

Preparing Men for Work

October 14th, 2022|

“At Bridge Street Mission, we offer several vocational tracks to help each man take ownership of his own recovery.”

When a resident in our Sober Living Center enters the transformational phase of our program, we offer him a scholarship for up to eight months. He will fully engage in our comprehensive curriculum and schedule, taking classes, receiving individual counseling and entering one of our vocational tracks. In our November newsletter, you will learn about how our vocational tracks are equipping men to return to work.

Please plan to join us on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 to celebrate the next set of men who will be graduationg and returning to work.

2022 November Newsletter

From Despair to Celebration!

June 30th, 2022|

“Addiction is giving up everything for one thing.  Recovery is giving up one thing for everything.”

God is transforming and healing lives at Bridge Street Mission.  Sometimes in happens quickly, like in Kevin’s story (link below).  For others, it a a long hard road with many ups and downs.  In either case, its is a miracle from God and a reason to celebrate.  In our July newsletter, you will read about the miraculous change that has taken place in Kevin’s life, see our first 4 graduates as well as learn more about Celebrate Recovery, our addiction support group curriculum. Each day at Bridge Street Mission, we celebrate the progress men are making in recovery.  Join us in this celebration, and thanks for your support of Bridge Street Mission.

2022 July Newsletter

Bridge Street Mission Announces First Graduating Class

June 13th, 2022|

On Friday June 10, 2022, 4 men graduated for the transformational phase of our Sober Living Program.  These men completed a comprehensive life change curriculum which included individual counseling, classroom instruction and a vocational tract.  Vocational tracts represented in this graduating class included culinary arts and facility management.  While in the transformation  phase of their programming each man received a scholarship provided through the B.A. & Esther Greenheck Foundation.  Below is Channel 7’s coverage of the event…


Rising Up to Meet Growing Needs

March 24th, 2022|

Bridge Street Mission continues to grow in ministry impact in the Wausau area.  In this annual report, you will see some of the impacts of our ministry as well as meet some of the people that God is using to offer Christ-centered help to the hundreds of hurting people we serve.

2022 March Newsletter with 2021 Annual Report