Bridgeview Connects People to the Resources for Self-Reliance
​Bridgeview has been working to connect low-income individuals, families, and children to the resources for self-reliance since 2012.


Education, employment, healthcare, and other supports are all necessary for low-income families to thrive. Bridgeview provides connections to these vital supports through more than 90 community partners who share our perspective…and our network is growing. Click here for a list of our partners.


Our vision is a community where a systemic approach and shared responsibility break the cycle of poverty through stable housing, self reliance, and improved quality of life.


We value self-reliance, self-confidence, perspective, results, opportunity to serve, employment, and education.

We are a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization incorporated under the laws of the state of Washington. More than 2,000 VHA residents benefit from the resources and referrals we provide.​


Our Staff:

Angie Sytsma, Executive Director

Bridgette Fahnbulleh, Volunteer & Engagement Manager

Steve Towell, Data & Operations Administrator

Emily Dixon, Family Self-Sufficiency Manager

Our Board of Directors


Kevin Witte, Chair

Joan Caley, Vice Chair

Tim Foley, Secretary-Treasurer


Diana Avalos-Leos

Carol Collier

Linda Glover

Saeed Hajarizadeh

Dominique Horn

Roy Johnson

Janiece Micheal

Craig Pridemore

Brandi Williams


“We are collaborating with partners such as Bridgeview on programs that increase educational engagement for school-age children in low-income families in our district.  I applaud Bridgeview’s efforts to help break the cycle of poverty for families in our community.”             

—Steven T. Webb, Ed.D,
                  Superintendent, Vancouver Public Schools