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Silent Trunk or Treat
BridgesWEST is hosting a Silent Trunk or Treat on Friday, October 23rd. Due to new guidelines from the Shelby County Health Department, this will be a drive-thru trunk or treat. The event is socially-distanced, no contact, and outdoor only. MASKS (not just for Halloween) are REQUIRED.The event is at the Memphis Office of Youth Services at 315 South Hollywood, near the Liberty Bowl.
SAFETY RULES: Outside only. Trick or treaters will stay in vehicles and drive thru. Families passing out candy stay together and part six feet or more apart from other families in designated spots. Masks required (and not just Halloween masks). No contact with candy. Pre-bag candy and have a way to give out without contact. No bowls to dig through or handing candy from one person to another. Have hand sanitizer at your car. Take your temperature before leaving home. Anyone who may have been exposed or who feels even a little sick should stay home. Anyone attending assumes his/her own risks with community contact.
Meet Our Staff
Youth Services Coordinator
Office Manager/Interpreting Scheduler
BridgesWEST is proud to be a local agency in Memphis building on the more than 90 years of excellence Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has delivered. BridgesWEST serves five counties in southwest Tennessee and parts of Mississippi and Arkansas. We offer high-quality and affordable Interpreting Services using local interpreters; Community Services including Game Days (2nd Friday of each month from 10am to 2pm), client advocacy, workshops, ASL classes, community events, work with families and employers, job training, systems navigation, and much more; Youth Education & Services (exciting new partnership with the Mayor's Office of Youth Services, an after-school program); and other services in coordination with our Nashville office including Advocacy (systems-change advocacy to serve our entire community), Empowerment (basic case management and resource referral), and more.
Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has expanded—WEST! After more than 90 years of amazing service to Middle Tennessee with growth into northern Alabama and southern Kentucky, we are excited to announce the addition of new services based in Memphis and serving Shelby and surrounding counties. There are still details to work out and much work to be done, but we are thrilled to bring the history of service and excellence to Memphis in a truly local way. Keep watching for more information! #BridgesWest