‘Bridges’ facility for the deaf opens in Edge Hill Ave.
Over 200 gather to welcome Bridges to new home

(l-r)Jon Giese, Greg Pease, Sallie Hussey, Eric Workman

(l-r) Jon Giese, Greg Pease, Sallie Hussey, Eric Workman

Bridges, formerly the League for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, recently held a special Open House celebration on July 15 to commemorate the move to its new facility at 935 Edge Hill Avenue. The event allowed clients, board members, friends, and members of the community to tour the facility and enjoy a look at the special design features tailored to the deaf and hard of hearing communities. Guests enjoyed wine, a modest hors d’ouerves sampling, and fresh lemonade to help beat the heat. The Alias Chamber Ensemble provided entertainment.

The new facility was purchased in 2012 and completely renovated under the direction of RC Matthews and designer EOA Architects of Nashville. A few of the special features include videophone systems, plenty of meeting space, a youth center, computer lab, and more.

The new facility will allow Bridges to expand and grow all of its current programs, while providing new meeting space for the non-profit’s constituents and clubs like the Hearing Loss Association and the Tennessee Association for the Deaf, among others. It is located right on the Metro bus route, near the interstate, and near downtown. These characteristics make it a central, easily accessible location for the communities served by the agency.

Bridges, formerly League for the Deaf and hard of hearing, is Middle Tennessee’s premier non-profit resource for interpreting, education, and youth services for deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing communities.
The agency provides a comprehensive after-school and youth program, health and wellness program for adults, education and outreach including sign language, scholarships, and interpreting and transcription services.

For more information, visit: <http://www.bridgesfordeafandhh.org/>.