Bridgett Matthes has been a court appointed advocate since 2000, dedicating over 1,600 hours of her personal time to serving children who have been removed from their homes due to allegations of abuse or neglect.
In her over 20 years of service, Bridgett has truly demonstrated what it means to be an advocate - passionately advocating for our community’s youngest victims by visiting them on a regular basis, ensuring they receive trauma recovery support, and attending their court hearings/trials. Most importantly, Bridgett built relationships with the children she served that will have a lasting positive impact on their future. She has been someone they could always count on, consistently ensuring all their needs were met as they navigated the overwhelming foster care system.
Recently, Bridgett was recognized as one of this year's AIG Life & Retirement Community Spirit Award Winners for all of her contributions to our organization, and we agree that she could not be more deserving. In addition, AIG has awarded Child Advocates a charitble donation to recognize Bridgett's amazing impact in our community.
We are so grateful to AIG for their incredible generosity, and we are especially grateful for Bridgett Matthes, who has made an immesurable difference in the lives of Houston's abused and neglected children.
Congratulations, and thank you, Bridgett!