Welcome to The Bridge, a place of empowerment, support and transformation. We are here to stand with survivors, allies and those seeking change. Our mission is to end domestic violence and sexual assault, and to provide the resources, education and community needed for healing and prevention.
If you or someone you know is feeling threatened, abused or scared, call our 24-hour crisis line:
From Wahoo to Wisner and North Bend to Fort Calhoun, advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to other agencies.
The Bridge provides services for individuals and families who experience domestic abuse, dating violence, and sexual assault in five Nebraska counties — Burt, Cuming, Dodge, Saunders and Washington.
Survivors inspire us every day with their strength and resilience. We offer a safe haven where survivors can access support, important information, counseling and empowerment programs.
Ending violence starts with raising awareness. Our advocacy efforts extend into schools, workplaces and communities to educate about healthy relationships, consent and recognizing the size of abuse. Knowledge is power.
It takes a collective effort to create lasting change. The Bridge unites survivors, allies, volunteers and professionals in a community dedicated to making a difference. Together, we can break the cycle of violence and abuse.
Our mission is to be the bridge that connects survivors from a place of abuse to a journey of healing, empowerment and renewed hope. It takes a village to help build pathways to a brighter future for everyone.
If you have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault, we understand this was a traumatic experience for you. It may be difficult for you to identify what you are feeling and you may be numb or in shock to what has happened to you. You may not know who you can tell.
You are not alone. The Bridge believes you. We understand that this was not your fault. You can get in touch with someone called an advocate who can help you through this process, and you can even start reporting to authorities if you choose to.
We respond around-the-clock, and an advocate can meet you at the hospital or police department. That means you don’t have to be alone. These services are free and confidential, so the advocate won’t share information with anyone else.
If you feel threatened, unsafe, or are experiencing an emergency, call 911 or your local emergency services immediately. Your safety matters, and responders are trained to assist in situations like yours.
If possible, remove yourself from the dangerous situation and go to a place where you feel safe. If you're at home, consider going to a neighbor's house or a public area until help arrives.