Nonprofit breaks ground on $15.2M project to help foster kids start off on the right foot

The mistiness of yesterday morning did little to dampen the spirits of the scores who turned out for the official groundbreaking of Bridge Meadows’ new intergenerational housing community in Beaverton.

The event, held at the site of the forthcoming development at 5995 S.W. Menlo Dr., drew supporters, team members, government officials and other community partners tied to the project.

Like its Portland counterpart, the new housing community will bring together residential units for foster youth and their adoptive parents, as well as units for elders who interact with the families and provide hours of service in the community.

In total, the $15.2 million Beaverton facility will deliver 41 residential units as well as an intergenerational community center. A range of sources are funding the project, including the state of Oregon, the city of Beaverton, Washington County, the Collins Foundation and Oregon Community Foundation, Spirit Mountain Community Fund and Windermere Stellar.

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