To assist men and women as they transition from correctional facilities back into the community by providing furniture, clothing and household goods.
Bridges to Hope is a service to men and women soon to be or recently released from incarceration and are making the transition to a productive life outside of the cell. A first step back into the community requires a place to live and items to set up a home. Bridges to Hope provides basic household furnishings, clothing and personal hygiene products at no cost to the men and women we serve.
With the support of community members and generous donors, and increased awareness, Bridges to Hope was able to provide services to just over 700 men and women in 2016. This compares to 504 in 2015. Through collaboration with other community agencies, we are also able to offer additional resources and make referrals to other support systems in the community.
Bridges to Hope receives funding from churches and other foundations, the Nebraska Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, private donations and in-kind donations. A full-time executive director and a full-time office assistant along with many dedicated volunteers, manage the 4,800 square foot warehouse and provide a friendly face to those coming through the doors.