Mission, Vision & History

When addiction took Tony from us far too soon, he left us with something to build a legacy on: his passion for music, life, and, most all, helping others.

Inspired by Tony’s spirit, we founded To The Bridge Foundation (TTBF) in 2012. Since then, we have worked to raise awareness about the challenges of chemical dependency, and to help people navigate the transition from treatment to sober independent living.

Too often, people put in the hard work to complete a treatment program, only to find themselves without the means to reach a stable place, post-treatment. To The Bridge Foundation supports people in recovery by filling critical financial gaps, from rent to insurance to psychiatric care.

“While [in a] halfway house I was working very hard to pay my bills and send money to my family,” shares Jack L. “Without financial help from To The Bridge, I would’ve lost my belongings in storage, left my children without necessities, or been forced to move back to an alcoholic household.”

At TTBF, we believe addiction should not be what defines Jack and others who are recovering. Our support, guided by the core values below, can be a bridge for people working to lead a sober life.


TTBF aims to educate youth and at-risk individuals about the benefits of reaching out and asking for help and supporting their peers.


We strive to be a presence as a helping hand in the Twin Cities and surrounding communities.


We believe it’s important to carry on the memory of lives lost in personal battles with addiction.


TTB wants to spread the word that mistakes are understood and can be used as learning experiences. Asking for support is important and can be very helpful.

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