The Bridge is committed to the prevention and elimination of domestic violence and sexual assault. We work to enhance safety and to promote equality in relationships. We are opposed to the use of violence to control the lives of others. The Bridge is committed to eliminating violence in the lives of women, children, and men through empowerment, education and social action.
The Bridge’s main office is in Fremont, Nebraska, with outreach offices in Blair and West Point. We serve Dodge, Washington, Burt, Cuming, and Saunders Counties, and we are the only domestic violence/sexual assault program serving this area.
If you or someone you know is feeling threatened, abused, or scared, call our 24-hour (toll free) Crisis Line at (888) 721-4340. Advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to other agencies.
Assistance is available in English and Spanish.
We provide emergency confidential shelter, a 24-hour crisis line, support and education groups, and youth prevention programming specifically targeting dating violence, bullying, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
We work with survivors and their children to help them navigate crises.
Weekly groups support survivors and their children as they recover from trauma and strengthen their skills.
We provide education and training to youth and adults throughout our service area.
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**The Bridge website was made possible in part by a grant from the Lester A. Walker fund of the Fremont Area Community Foundation. Former owner and publisher of the Fremont Tribune, Lester Walker was a respected business leader, community promoter and philanthropist. He encouraged others to make their community a better place to live, and nonprofit organizations throughout the Fremont area have benefited from his charitable legacy. **
Suzanne Smith, Executive Director
Jody Bykerk, Shelter Program Manager
Stacey Lichtenberg, Community Education Coordinator
Jody Koziol, Burt/Washington Outreach Coordinator
Jennifer Thomason, Criminal Justice Advocate & Volunteer Coordinator
Kylie Kampschneider, Sexual Assault/Criminal Justice Advocate
Christine Torres, Cuming County/Spanish Speaking Services Coordinator
Linda Schlapfer, Outreach Communications Coordinator
Kiley Cordes, President
Jason Harnisch, Past President
Vickie Cameron, Vice President
Marcey Darmento, Treasurer
Kylee Stanley M.D., Secretary
Becky Von Seggern
Who We Are and What We Do