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Our Vision and Values

We envision a community of recovery in Interior Alaska where peers are empowered to embark on a journey to find support and growth.   We value peer driven services that are trauma informed exemplify radical acceptance and integrity by dedicated peers.

Our Story

The Bridge began in May 2019 with funding from the State Opioid Response grants from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. Today with multiple streams of funding we are inclusive of justice involved individuals as well as those with mental illness and substance use disorders.  We provide peer support,  reentry case management, supported employment services and outreach to encampments in Fairbanks North Star Borough.

We are working with the City of Fairbanks, The Alaska Mental Health Trust  and Alaska Behavioral Health on a Mobile Crisis Team that will be part of the Crisis Now continuum of care for behavioral health emergencies. Services started with a soft launch on Oct. 4, 2021.

Meet the Team

Our team is made up of incredibly passionate and dedicated individuals, who not only persevered through their own challenges and adversities but have taken the bold and selfless step to offer their insight and experience to help others in our community.

Tundra Greenstreet

Tundra Greenstreet

Program Services Director

Born in Palmer, Tundra Greenstreet is a life-long Alaskan who now calls Fairbanks home. Tundra graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2012 with a MA in Professional Communication and has seven years of experience working in mental health, reentry, and recovery support settings. Like many Alaskans, Tundra has seen the impact of substance use disorders on friends and family alike and has a passion for recovery support.

Giles Hawthorn

Giles Hawthorn

Peer Support Specialist:

Mobile Crisis Team 

Retired from the US Army as an infantry Platoon Sergeant from Ft. Wainwright in 2013 Giles pursued a Bachelor's degree in Business, a Bachelor's degree in Social Work, and is currently completing a Master's in Social Work.

The Bridge revealed to Giles that social connection, compassion and second chances given to many that are often dismissed because of their personal history. "The amount of good we see in our participants is matched only by their gratitude."

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To Be Hired

Encampment Case Manager

Do you have a heart for individuals who are living outside in our Alaska winters? Our case manager and peer support specialist do outreach each week to offer resources and a way back to community.  Send your resume to lindassett@thebridgefairbanks.org
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Lys Dempsey

Enacampment Peer Support Specialist

Lys started at The Bridge as a volunteer and has worked hard to become a productive and much needed part of our team. She lives and breathes recovery. Her lived experience tears down barriers and gives hope.

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Mobile Crisis Team

Peer Support Specialist

We have a growing team of Peer Support Specialists responding 24/7 to behavioral health crisis in Fairbanks.  Please contact us for more information.
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Kerry Phillips

Peer Support Specialist: Mobile Crisis Team

Kerry Phillips grew up in Fairbanks and graduated from West Valley High in 1998 and then from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2004 with a degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Human Services. Kerry's knowledge on both sides of the criminal justice system help our participants navigate the justice system and she is also a person in long term recovery. She also serves as the Community Connections Chair for the Fairbanks Re-entry Coalition.

"You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only thing you have left."

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Myah Cortez

Peer Support Specialist/ Employment

More to come!!

Reentry Case Manager

Marsha Oss

Fairbanks Reentry Case Manager

he Fairbanks Reentry Case Manager works with Alaska Department of Corrections to coordinate pre-release and post-release access to services for specifically identified reentrants, to include High Risk Misdemeanants, Medium-High Risk Felons, and the Sex Offender Population.

 

 

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Lacey Sheppard

Peer Support Specialist/ Employment

Lacey is a lifelong Alaskan who enjoys sharing her lived experiences with others. She sees the importance of continued self-improvement and wishes to share what she has learned in her journey with those who struggle to find the solutions and services they need to become happy, healthy and empowered individuals.

She enjoys a good book, creative expression and playing in the dirt.

Next Steps...

For information on how to volunteer, participate in training or for support services please call or email.