Our founder, Lucien Israylov, believed that love is the most powerful force on this earth, and he was the embodiment of this belief. One day, as he was walking outside the office, he heard words forming in his head that today signify what A Bridge Back is: “To become peace, you must embrace love.” These words silently echo within our counselors’ hearts as they work with clients every day. Lucien’s vision was not of a place that gives you a stamp of approval and sends you along your way. His vision was of a family that would be ever-growing, with every member working to improve the quality of every individual’s spiritual life. Lucien understood that we are all connected, directly or indirectly. His diligence and selfless service are the legacy that will eternally shine upon everyone who comes through the doors of A Bridge Back!