"We want to be a part of the hard, but ultimately successful journey to long term recovery!"
Bridge to Recovery Foundation offers support, awareness, and resources to individuals seeking recovery from an addiction to substances. The ultimate goal is to bridge some of the gaps that appear to exist in all levels of addiction treatment. Many individuals leaving an inpatient substance abuse facility will move into a sober living or recovery home to continue their journey as they attend treatment. We understand that this can be overwhelming, not only navigating the system, but financially as well. Through the fundraising and donations we receive, we hope to not only raise awareness about addiction and overdose deaths in the community but to provide support and resources so that people can be successful in their recovery from substance abuse.  

Meet the Founders
Christine Cocker-Hastings

Christine is a married mother of four from Eddystone, PA. Born and raised in Ridley Township and a graduate of Ridley High School. Christine works full time at The Boeing Company in Ridley Park.

 After suffering the loss of her younger brother, Chuck Cocker, in January 2014 to a Heroin Overdose, Christine began to raise awareness of addiction and overdose deaths. The same year as her brother's death, she organized her first overdose walk, which proved to be very successful. She now continues to hold the walk each year in her brothers memory and the memory of all the others lives lost to addiction.

Valerie Schina, MS

Valerie holds a bachelors degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State University and a Masters of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Chestnut Hill College. She has spent the last 13 years  working in several different community based Substance Abuse programs and facilities including roles as a substance abuse case manager, counselor, clinical supervisor, and director of substance abuse outpatient services. She currently works as a community relations liaison for The Malvern Institute. Her true passion is helping people access treatment, connecting people to resources, and providing education and advocacy to the community on addiction and overdose deaths.