Mission

It is our mission to provide compassionate care through medical, emotional, and spiritual support. The Bridge Wellness South provides a non-judgmental environment where men and women have no barriers to access our excellent no-cost services.

Vision

Our vision is to value life and empower the men and women we serve to thrive. We support our medical services, with instruction about pregnancy, childbirth, breast feeding, postnatal care, parenting, STI education, and access to pregnancy resources through our iNvest Parent Prep Program

Purpose

Bridge Wellness South, embodied in its board, staff, volunteers, and patient advocates is committed to presenting the gospel of our Jesus Christ both in word and deed to those we serve. Welcoming and serving all in a non-judgmental environment.

History of the Bridge Wellness South

The original center was incorporated in 1993 by the founder, Becky Smith and the founding board of directors.  With a vision to offer practical help and support to women facing a pregnancy decision, the first center was opened on Jodeco Road in October 1993 and remained in the first location until 2001.

In 2001, the Board of Directors purchased and remodeled a historic house on Jodeo Road in the Flippin district of McDonough.  This new building opened in September 2001 and allowed space to grow and add medical services under the newly appointed Medical Director and Nurse Manager.  Education services were also expanded and the boutique received a dedicated space to house donations.  The center was at this location until 2018.

In 2018, the Board of Directors purchased a new facility near Piedmont Henry Hospital.  The new building allows more space for appointments, resources, and future growth.  With a growing staff and volunteer force, we strive to empower each individual so that no one makes uninformed choices about pregnancy or sexual health because of a lack of access to services, information, or support. 

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Our Board of Directors

The board of Directors of the Bridge Wellness South are:

  • Dr. Nelva Lee, Chairperson
  • Dr. R. Al Reynolds, Medical Director
  • Bobby Wilson, Treasurer
  • Sonja Hegwood, Executive Director
  • John Virag
  • Nelson Henson
  • Mark Faas
  • Charles Iner
  • Adam Ganong
  • Melanie Mertz