The Bridge

Providing services for those who experience domestic
​abuse, dating violence, and sexual assault


SHELTER

SUPPORT

ADVOCACY

The Bridge provides services for individuals and families who experience domestic abuse, dating violence, and sexual assault in five counties – Burt, Cuming, Dodge, Saunders and Washington.

The Bridge

A Bridge is used to close the gap between where you are now and where you want to go.


HOW YOU CAN HELP

VOLUNTEER

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

We can use your skills in a number of ways form assisting us on our crisis line to taking care of pets to helping watch kids during support groups or appointments.

There are many misconceptions of what domestic violence truly is.

There are a three main ways that you can help; volunteer, donating goods or services, and donating money.

A bridge is used to close the gap between where you are now and where you want to go.  Its helps you get to your destination and without it, you wouldn’t be nearly as successful.  That is what The Bridge is to many women in the communities that we serve.  We are committed to eliminating violence and creating social change in the lives of women, children and men through safety, empowerment and education.  The targeted areas that we serve are Burt, Cuming, Dodge, Saunders and Washington counties in Nebraska.


​The facts about domestic violence speak for themselves and that is why we are here to bridge the abused life you might have been living to the life that you and your family deserve.  Just ponder:


  • Domestic violence affects all members of the family.
  • Domestic abuse happens in families of all races, social, economic, and educational backgrounds.
  • Once violence begins, it usually becomes more frequent, severe, and easier to use.
  • At least 85% of men in prison grew up in violent homes.
  • 66% of all men who abuse their wives also abuse their children.
  • Violence begets violence.
  • Family violence is learned and seen as the normal response to frustration in some families.
  • Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women—more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.


That is why The Bridge is here to help.  In the last year alone we have responded to 3,395 calls for assistance and provided crisis intervention for 716 individuals and 686 kids.  In all we sheltered 1,270 safe nights and 3,726 meals.  We are here to help.


The Bridge, a private nonprofit agency that has been in existence since 1981, is part of a state and national network of domestic violence programs. We generate no income through fees for services and are funded by the United Way, government grants and contracts, private foundations, and donations from the community. Both community support and volunteers are vital to our continued operation. 

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