Shelter. Advocacy. Support.

The Bridge

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 wouldnt 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 3,597 calls for assistance and provided shelter for 102 women with 140 children.  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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