Bridge Recovery

aka Bridge Recovery   |   Cleveland, GA   |
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Bridge Recovery

EIN: 87-3791513


Our mission is to ensure that anyone seeking recovery can, and will find it.

Ruling year info


Principal Officer

Shelley Sidders

Co Principal Officer

John Sidders

Main address

195 East Jarrard Street suite B2

Cleveland, GA 30528 USA

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Subject area info

Mental health care

Population served info

LGBTQ people





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NTEE code info

Mental Health Association, Multipurpose (F80)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.


Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Overdose Prevention

Naloxone Education Training in partnership with the Georgia Overdose Prevention Project

Population(s) Served
Substance abusers

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?


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Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Bridge Recovery

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Contributions, Grants, Gifts $23,483
Program Services $57
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $665
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $24,205
Program Services $18
Administration $18,254
Fundraising $2,510
Payments to Affiliates $359
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $21,141

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Total Assets $0
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $3,065


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Principal Officer

Shelley Sidders

Shelley Sidders is a person in long term recovery who founded this nonprofit to help people who struggle from substance use and mental health disorders. She has over fourteen years living in recovery from addiction. After twenty years of working in management and human resources for a billion-dollar restaurant chain based out of Georgia, she retired and has joined in the fight to end stigma and help her peers find and maintain a pathway to recovery that works for them. Shelley is a Certified CARES through the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse, a Certified Peer Specialist of Addictive Disease, a Forensic Peer Mentor, and has had her basic training in Trauma Informed Care.

Co Principal Officer

John Sidders

John Sidders is a person in long term recovery who works for Diversified, and is the Director of technical operations. He has been in recovery for 17 years.

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Board of directors
as of 03/27/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

John Sidders

Kim Nunn

Claude Taylor

Jimmy Nunn

Jeremy Leggett

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/17/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation


We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/17/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.