Bridging The Gap In Virginia is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to providing a bridge to success to those individuals struggling with addiction, incarceration, chronic homelessness and lack of employment skills.
Our mission is to empower ex-offenders, veterans, at-risk youth, substance abusers, and homeless individuals by helping them overcome the barriers that hinder their effective transition following military duty, recovery and/or incarceration into mainstream society.
Our organization is strengthened by our partnerships with public and private agencies, as well as community and faith-based organizations.
These partnerships help our organization to create a unique blend of services to reduce recidivism, homelessness, unemployment, and relapse. Bridging The Gap In Virginia has been a mainstay in the Greater Richmond Regional area and throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia for reentry resources. Bridging The Gap In Virginia has provided pre-release mentoring, job readiness skills training and cognitive skills training in the VADOC (Virginia Department of Corrections) facilities.
As a direct result of receiving a substantial in-kind donation Bridging The Gap In Virginia has been able to provide housing assistance to 15 individuals during the year 2013. Mr. Walker has been a consultant on the Richmond Regional Reentry Council, a consultant to Garden of Hope re-entry in Norfolk, VA and is a part of the Workforce Resource Development Team.
His dedication toward assisting individuals with vocational skills, training resources, transitional housing, and viable employment has allowed for Bridging The Gap In Virginia to become a direct service provider in the area. Mr. Walker is a part of former Governor Bob McDonnell stakeholder group which has carried on under current Terry McAuliffe. With the patronage of Richmond City Councilwoman, Michelle Mosby, Bridging The Gap In Virginia helped to push "Ban The Box" on employment applications at the City of Richmond.