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Ministry Building Bridging the Gap

Ribbon Cutting

A Project to Shift the Region 

Main Hallway

Organizations, community partners, employees, donors, and residents from throughout the Fort Wayne community witnessed the grand opening of the brand-new Bridge of Grace facility. Introducing and expanding ministry services, this new construction is designed to house three specific functions of Bridge of Grace’s operations: 

  1. The Early Years Academy 
  1. Bridge of Grace Offices 
  1. The Alliance Health Clinic 

Early Childhood Development

The Early Years Academy supports growth and development for local children between the infant and preschool ages. Covering much of the facility’s square footage, the preschool features: 

  • Infant Rooms 
  • Toddler Rooms 
  • Preschooler Wing 
  • Outdoor Play Areas 
  • Indoor Play Space 
  • Staff Lounge 
  • Conference Space 
  • Multipurpose Room 
  • Kitchen 
Preschool Room

“We believe in natural wonder and fostering curiosity to provide a child centered learning experience. We believe children are precious and unique individuals.”

Early Years Academy, Westminster Preschool 

A Brand New Office Space

The Bridge of Grace offices are set to equip employees for their everyday workloads with: 

  • Conference Rooms 
  • Cafe Area 
  • Office Suites 
  • Cubicle Layouts 
  • And More 

Professional Healthcare Services

The Alliance Health Clinic is a special healthcare center built to provide healthcare for those in the community regardless of financial challenges, complete with: 

  • Therapist Office 
  • Exam Rooms 
  • Administrative Space 
  • Lobby 
  • Nurse Station 

For a Greater Purpose

This project comes on the heels of many years of the ministry investing in Southeast Fort Wayne. Seeing an opportunity to revitalize and uplift an overlooked and underserved area of the city, Javier Mondragon Founder and CEO of Bridge of Grace Ministries, set out to serve and breathe life into a neighborhood whose people had been ignored and forgotten by many. 

Javier Mondragon Speech

“Seventeen years ago, God decided to change this community, and what a privilege to be part of the change and the transformation that is happening here in the Mount Vernon Park [Neighborhood] and Southeast Fort Wayne.”

Javier Mondragon, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Bridge of Grace Ministries 

We are honored to have joined forces with Bridge of Grace in this project that will directly impact lives through avenues like education, early childhood development, healthcare, and so much more. We’re excited to see how Bridge of Grace continues to pour into the community and change Southeast Fort Wayne for the better in the years to come! 

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Building Tours
Ribbon Cutting Event Members
Kelly Packnett Speech
Main Hallway
Alliance Health Speaking
Celebrating Cutting the Ribbon
Exam Room
Preschool Room
Chuck Surack Speech

Exciting Ministry Unleashes Hope for Community

Raising Shovels for Hope

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Bridge of Grace leadership, donors, and committee members gleefully tossed soil with shovels in hand, officially breaking ground for the ministry’s new Early Childhood Development Center and Comprehensive Health Clinic this March. A piece to a bigger puzzle, the project is part of their “Hope Unleashed” Capital Campaign. The 30,000 square foot building will serve the Mount-Vernon Park and Pettit-Rudisill neighborhoods in Southeast Fort Wayne. Desiring to aide an overlooked section of Fort Wayne, groups from across the city joined forces and make this happen.

“We are just so excited. This is a monumental step to be able to have an early learning center provide quality of care for children; it’s just incredible. People here not only need these services, but also, they deserve it.”

Javier Mondragon, CEO and Founder of Bridge of Grace

First Step of Many

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“Hope Unleashed” currently raises funds in multiple categories such as housing, opportunity, progress, and education. As a result of the tremendous support shown for the community, the campaign garnered over $13 million in funding with a goal to reach $15 million by the end. In addition to the new facility, the donations cover home ownership programs, local business growth, park renovations, and more.

Bright Future Ahead

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Weigand is proud to partner with Bridge of Grace on this project. It’s an honor to be part of such an important job. Although this is just the beginning, we look forward to seeing the profound impact this has on Southeast Fort Wayne!

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