Shelter. Advocacy. Support.

The Bridge, formerly known as The Crisis Center, is committed to eliminating violence and creating social change in the lives of women, children and men through safety, empowerment and education. We serve individuals in five counties in Nebraska - Burt, Cuming, Dodge, Saunders and Washington.

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.

The reality of domestic violence

  • 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.
  • 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.

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