The Education Center for Better Living
At SonBridge, we see education as one of the most important community improvement tools, the only way to “get ahead of the curve” and proactively improve the lives of our community’s under-served. As an integral part of our ministry, education is a true and real fulfillment of our mission to “connect the underserved in the Walla Walla Valley with resources to empower transformational change.”
The new Educational Center for Better Living consists of an additional auditorium that seats 250 people and can be further divided into six separate classrooms. This new expansion, combined with the existing classrooms, allows for 10 different meeting spaces. This increase in space will allow us to serve over 12,000 attendees per year, which is three times greater than our current number of attendees.
The foundation, roof, structure, and external walls are complete. What remains to be completed are the interior construction and finishing, electrical, painting, and furnishing.
The Education Center will play an important role in amplifying the effectiveness of the existing medical, dental, and social services we have available. Also, it will allow for expanding services and offering new programming, thus improving the overall health and wellness of Walla Walla Valley residents.
Weekly seminars and support groups meeting at SonBridge provide education and nurture social and emotional health. By participating in SonBridge Successful Living Seminars, individuals learn how to overcome life's challenges through community inclusion and social relationships. SonBridge aids in the emotional well being of those in the community by connecting individuals with others who may be sharing the same struggles. We provide an environment that encourages growth and creativity. We inspire individuals to reach their full potential by finding help, discovering hope, and experiencing the power of healing.
Successful Living Seminars include:
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Family Caregivers Support Group
- Next Step Addiction Recovery
- Impact Classes - Life Transitions
- Women's Bible Study
- Surviving Suicide Loss Support
- Debt Free Financial Class
- Mental Illness Information & Support
- AARP Driving Safety Class