Tel: 503-640-0818
Email: office@homeward-bound.org

Staff

Bridge to Independence Day Program is directed by Theo Guthrie, a professional with degrees in Speech Pathology/Audiology and Psychology and over 30 years of experience working with individuals with disabilities. She has experience in Behavior Management, Parent/Family Support Training, Residential Supports Management and with developing and overseeing the delivery of Vocational Services to individuals with disabilities.

Also on staff: a certified Brain Injury Specialist, two Program Assistants and a licensed Occupational Therapist consultant. This team plans not only our day-to-day program, but provides individual assessments and service plans.

In addition to our quality staff, we also have students from various universities and educational institutions working with our program. This broadens our program’s strength and increases the quality of the participants’ experience with the application of these students’ recent research and study.

Participant Story

BTI staff became aware of one participant’s risky social behavior and had been working with them to encourage safer choices. The participant’s unsafe choices ultimately led to them being evicted…

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Participant Story

One participant came to BTI bored and depressed about life. After their brain injury they had lost their friends, felt isolated, and their current socially unacceptable behavior had made them…

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Participant Story

Another participant came to BTI with a history of inappropriate sexual advances that had isolated them and kept vocational opportunities out of reach. BTI staff worked with this participant on…

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Participant Story

A participant with a history of substance abuse joined the day program. BTI staff developed with them goals that they wanted to achieve but active drug seeking was preventing them…

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Participant Story

Becoming easily irritated and then getting angry was interfering with another participant’s ability to be around people. Staff worked with the participant on strategies to use to take care of…

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