Bridge of Hope is a faith-based, non-profit organization.

Your generous financial support allows us to minister Jesus Christ’s grace and truth to the man or woman with unwanted same-gender attraction and/or homosexual behavior.

If you wish to send a check or money order donation please make it payable to

BRIDGE OF HOPE and mail to P.O.Box 23223, Columbus, OHIO 43223-0223


All donations are tax deductible.

Thank you.

If you have any questions: Please write us at or phone (614) 855-2184. We are here for you. Blessings to you.



If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at or phone (614) 855-2184.


Phone:  (614)855-2184    (live or voice mail)

Calls received after 5:30pm will be returned the next day.

Please leave your name, phone number, and the best time for us to reach you.


FAX:  (614) 855-2184 – but, please phone first.



Bridge of Hope

P.O.Box 23223

Columbus, OH 43223-0223




HOPE – Youth

Bridge of Hope does not offer support for anyone under 18 years of age; however, we suggest you check out  to”find help” and then, Counseling Support.

In addition, you may wish to check out This is an online support available to individuals who have unwanted same-gender attraction, or who are confused about who they are sexually.  The individual may have a pastor, parent, or friend (who does not have the same issue) enroll to serve as their Mentor.

Another on-line support for youth/young adults is This, too, is a confidential group.

Parents concerned about an under-aged child may wish to contact Focus on the Family at 1(800) A-Family   (1-800-232-6459) weekdays from 6:00am to 8:00pm (MT). They often work with gender-related issues.  If someone is not available to talk with you when you call, please leave your name and phone number.  They will return your call as soon as possible. There is no charge for their service or any returned call. It’s their way of extended care and friendship. Please call them for more information.


Our History

Bridge of Hope (originally named Bridge) was founded in Columbus, Ohio, and originated in 1989 out of the need of a local pastor who wanted to provide support for some women in her congregation who desired freedom from homosexuality.

Bridge of Hope became a member ministry of Exodus International in 1993.  Exodus closed its doors on June 20, 2013.

Bridge of Hope is now a member ministry of Hope for Wholeness Network since August 24, 2013.  Hope for Wholeness can be reviewed at

We continue to uphold the belief that the grace of Jesus Christ will make a difference in the lives of anyone struggling with same-gender attraction.

Since its inception, Bridge of Hope has desired to educate, motivate, and mobilize the body of Christ (the church) to become a safe, healing place for everyone.

If you have any questions: Please write us at or phone (614) 855-2184. Blessings to you.

HOPE – Loved Ones

We know the heartache of not having had support during the 24 year period when we learned of a loved one’s struggles and life in homosexuality.  It was a very long and lonely road.

We offer support and hope to parents, family, spouses, and friends who are concerned for someone they know and love. No one needs to travel this emotional and heartbreaking road alone. There are others who totally understand your confusions, concerns, and heartaches.

All support groups are confidential.

As you look for a support group where you can be helped, consider Circle of Love. This group meets at the Vineyard Columbus, 6000 Cooper Road, in Westerville Ohio. We meet on the first Monday of the month, except when that Monday is part of a holiday weekend. In that case, we meet on the second Monday. The only exception is in December, when we have a Christmas Fellowship on the first Sunday.

Circle of Love is a place where you are permitted to share your story, in confidentiality. Others in the group know the same heartache and can walk with you through the pain. It truly helps to be able to talk, rather than hold your secret close. Don’t keep it “under cover” but find comfort here.

I am aware of other support groups for parents and/or for those struggling. If Columbus, Ohio is not your resident location, let me know and I may be able to suggest a group closer to your resident location.

Contact me at or by phone at (614) 855-2184.

HOPE – Men and Women

Bridge of Hope meets bi-weekly and offers compassionate support to men and women who struggle with unwanted same-gender attraction.  We consist of two groups:  Moving on with Jesus (women)  and Bridge of Hope (men).

Women meet with Sue B and can contact her at for details.

Both men and women are using the “Taking Back Ground” on-line curriculum and we are excited about this program. We would invite you to join us.

It will be necessary for any interested men to complete an application. After the completed form is received, an intake interview will be scheduled.   We are pleased to meet with you.  It is sometimes easier for a man to come to Bridge of Hope when he already knows someone – so, let’s meet.

Please write for an application, or  phone (614) 855-2184 to talk to Fred or Nora.    If we might not answer, it is because we are unavailable so please do leave your name and your phone number with a brief message.  We will return your call as quickly as possible.

Women, please write Sue B. At

We await your contact.

God bless you.  We are here to walk with you as we both walk closer to Jesus.

Nora V.

Our Values

  • Sexual purity as a piece of the Holy lifestyle God has called us to participate in.
  • The hope that Christ offers all individuals the restoration of the image of Christ in us that has been marred by sin
  • The Word of God that offers us a template for growing in grace.
  • The Church, where all people are celebrated, embraced, and valued, and able to use the gifts God has given each one.
  • Compassion toward those who are suffering from the ravages of sin, believing that if Jesus was moved with compassion toward the hurting then we, as His disciples, ought to be as well.
  • Accountability to the community and to God, believing that it is impossible to overcome struggles alone. With a friend it is easier and with Jesus “all things are possible.”
  • The discipleship of individuals toward Christ-likeness, through the teaching of Biblical principles, as they learn God’s plan for their relationships.
  • Each individual as they learn who they are in Christ discovers His plan for them, and begin to live it out.
  •  Family relationships – knowing that many times these are difficult to restore, but  also that God is honored as work toward encouraging,  forgiving , and healing.
  •  Our affiliation with Hope for Wholeness, an organization providing support, references, teachings, and many aids to Bridge of Hope and similar ministries in the  United States

If you have questions or concerns, please call us at (614)855-2184 or write us at