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Our Work

OUR WORK

We are the only organization in the Two Rivers Region dedicated to ending the cycle of homelessness among single men, women, and families. We provide shelter, support, and inspire a pathway forward to individuals and families experiencing or on the verge of homelessness.

Operating from our main campus in Ames, Iowa, our outreach spans the Two Rivers Region, serving Story, Marshall, Boone, Greene, and Hardin counties.

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

Homelessness does not discriminate. We very much rely on the kindness and contributions of supporters to bridge the gap between homelessness and housing. There is much to be done, and we can’t do it alone!

Our Continuum of Care

At Bridge Home, we are not just dedicated to immediate relief. We provide the tools, resources, and education to empower and guide individuals and families facing the challenges of homelessness towards long-term solutions – free from judgment.

We provide a continuum of care from preventative services to housing programs.

Proactive and Short-term Program, Long-Term Program

PROACTIVE AND
SHORT-TERM PROGRAMS

STREET OUTREACH

Proactively helping people experiencing homeless on the street

Diversion

Finding a safe alternative to entering shelter through connection to services, support coordination and/or conflict mediation

EMERGENCY SHELTER

Temporary shelter while providing food, health and wellbeing assistance, and financial education

LONG-TERM
PROGRAMS

SUPPORTIVE HOUSING

A client-focused, needs-based program to help clients secure affordable housing, overcome financial barriers, achieve self-sufficiency, and maintain a permanent home

RAPID RE-HOUSING

Short-term rental assistance and individually tailored support services to help individuals and families quickly exit homelessness and obtain and retain permanent housing (typically a six-month program)

CONNECTION TO COMMUNITY SERVICES

Connecting clients to external programs and community resources to help them achieve sustainable, healthy outcomes

Gap

Providing services and support coordination to clients outside of the emergency shelter program in order to get them into housing