Building Bridges, Inc. is a long-term therapeutic residential and educational adventure based youth program that uses adventure-based trips as an adjunct learning tool to the daily therapy and education. Strong counseling and educational components are key to successfully serving male students between the ages of 14-18. Building Bridges is located in scenic Thompson Falls, Montana and was founded in 1996 with the purpose of creating a close family setting in which to serve young men having difficulties emotionally, academically and socially.

Troubled teens served at Building Bridges may be experiencing or exhibiting poor academic achievement, lack of motivation and behavioral problems, low self-esteem, depression, anger management issues, difficulty with authority, drugs and alcohol, and dishonesty.

Building Bridges, Inc. offers:

  • therapeutic youth programs serving troubled teens
  • youth residential and educational programs for troubled teens
  • adventure based wilderness therapy as an adjust part of the program

Building Bridges, Inc. values the worth of troubled teens and their families. These young people need assistance in finding the straight path in life. They are our future. Families dealing with the difficulty, pain and trials brought about by their troubled teen need understanding and a hand in stabilizing their family. Building Bridges through its competent staff, exceptional therapeutic youth programs, youth residential programs, holistic use of educational programming, and wilderness therapy/trips provides a complete experience for youth served. Parents are an important part of our program and are encouraged to see for themselves our therapeutic youth programs and youth residential programs in action.

Our goal is to assist teens in the process of moving back into their families, by addressing behaviors and feelings and to re-evaluate family interaction and priorities. We look forward to working with you and your youth in our therapeutic youth programs.

National Membership and Good Practices

Building Bridges is a member in good standing of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs, Inc. (NATSAP). This association’s members must adhere to a stringent Code of Ethics and operate under “The Principles of Good Practice” developed by NATSAP to ensure a consistent and high level of competence among its members.

Building Bridges
Jill and Steve Fairbank
(406) 827-9853