Bridge To Recovery

Santa Clara County

Bridge To Recovery, a coalition of the private, public sector, and not-for-profit leaders working with the community to build a two-prong recovery path: a stronger safety net connected to training opportunities that lead to meaningful jobs for all.


Organizations and Entities



Leaders across all sectors


Being helped through B2R

The Current State

We are experiencing a moment of massive social and economic disruption. Silicon Valley continues to be a place with striking and increasing inequities that disproportionately affect people of color.

We used to lament that in Silicon Valley the rich kept getting richer while the poor became poorer. [...] Today we must frankly admit that the pandemic has made the rich richer while the poor are dying.

- Joint Venture CEO Russell Hancock 

What We Do

Bridge To Recovery is redesigning and integrating systems to create a sustainable

and equitable safety net benefits and employment system.

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Quick Access

Quicker access to Safety Net programs that are available

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Integrated Safety Net benefits ecosystem

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Integrated, coordinated, and sustainable workforce development ecosystem

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job creation

High quality job creation and business growth 



Entrepreneurship support for undocumented immigrants


Our Vision

Bridge to Recovery places the voice of the people at the center of the conversation. While collaborating with service providers and employers, B2R will redesign the current systems of support to become more effective at addressing inequities in our community.  Creating greater access for families on the margins of the economy is at our core. B2R will stabilize these families' lives, help them learn new skills, obtain employment, leading to living wage solutions.  Bridge to Recovery aspires to create opportunities for healing while building pathways to a sustainable future for all of Silicon Valley.


The Progress

  • Active participation by over 100 individuals representing approximately 50 organizations and entities.

  • Building a collaborative leadership model with key leaders across all sectors, philanthropy, and labor.

  • Successfully delivered an equitable paid work experience program in partnership with Goodwill Silicon Valley and Project Hired, employing and training over 173 clients.

  • Secured investments 

  • Establishing Joint Venture Silicon Valley as Bridge to Recovery’s backbone organization where we can partner with complementary efforts like Equity Forward and the Silicon Valley Recovery Roundtable.

Join The Movement

Invest, partner, provide leadership to help us shape an equitable Silicon Valley where all thrive.


Stephen Hicken

Economic Development Services

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County


Rob George
Bridge To Recovery

Joint Venture Silicon Valley