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

The Bridge

24 Emergency Number -  1-888-721-4340

      The Bridge

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

  • 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men have experienced some form of sexual violence in their lives.

  • 1 in 3 teens experience sexual or physical abuse or threats from a boyfriend or girlfriend in one year.

  • Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women, more so than all muggings, stranger rapes, and car accidents combined.
  • The American Medical Association states, 37% of pregnant women are battered.
  • 1 in 5 women are survivors of rape.

  • Nationwide, an average of 3 women are killed by a current or former intimate partner every day


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.  The Bridge provided 1,270 safe nights of shelter and 3,726 meals.  All contact is Confidential.

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. 

There are three main ways that you can help;

  • Volunteer
  • Donating goods or services
  • Make a financial Contribution.
  • Chamber Coffee Oct. 2nd
  • Candlelight Vigil Oct. 8th
  • Run for Shelter Oct. 17th
  • Volunteer Training begins Oct. 31st

Check out our Events page for more information. 

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.  You can help our mission by getting involved. There are many opportunities! 

Upcoming events



The Bridge

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

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.