About Us

WHO WE ARE

The Bridge Home is a non-profit organization devoted to bridging the gap between homelessness and housing by providing shelter, support, and inspiring a pathway forward for individuals and families experiencing or on the verge of homelessness. 

Founded in 1985 to address the growing need of individuals and families requiring shelter, a trend that continues today, we are the only organization in the Two Rivers Region dedicated to ending the cycle of homelessness among single men, women, and families. In the last year alone, we have proudly served over 1,365 people, with more than 4,000 meals and 10,000 nights of shelter. 

At The Bridge Home, we are not just dedicated to providing immediate relief. We provide a continuum of care from preventative services to housing programs. We offer the tools, resources, and education to empower and guide individuals and families facing the challenges of homelessness towards long-term solutions — free from judgment.

500
People Served
3000 +
Meals Served
9000 +
Nights of Shelter

OUR MISSION

We walk with those who have fallen on hard times to help them find hope and a home.

OUR VISION

We will build on our success to become a model service provider by implementing cutting edge best practices.

OUR VALUES

Inclusiveness, Hospitality, Respect, Self-empowerment, Compassion, Hope.

AREA OF SERVICE

The Bridge Home serves the Two Rivers Region in central Iowa, comprising Story, Boone, Greene,  Hardin, and Marshall counties.

Leadership and Staff

Board of Directors

8

Dan Douglas

President
DianeMcCauleyVicePresident

Diane Mccauley

Vice President
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John Dalhoff

Treasurer
Secretary

Jean Nicol Jahren

Secretary
Jon-Banwart

Jon Banwart

3

Carolyn Cutrona

7

Scott Thompson

5

Ben Kellen

Kirsten-Newman

Kirsten Newman

9

Marv Prins

2

Ralph Rosenberg

12

Dave Wohlsdorf

Leadership Team

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Jodi Stumbo

Executive Director
lindamunden

Linda Munden, MPA

Associate Director,
Housing and Grant Writing
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Troy Jansen

Associate Director,
Prevention and Volunteers
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Tara Brown

Shelter Manager
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Shari Reilly

Executive Assistant

Staff

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Karley Crouse

Housing Support Specialist
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Randall Mathews

Shelter and Safety Coordinator
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Val Nehls, MBL

Homeless Prevention Specialist
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Sharese Towns

Shelter Housing Coordinator

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Past Newsletters