The Bridge strives to care and advocate for Storm Lake youth in vulnerable places of life by meeting them where they are, building a supportive community there, and providing training toward a more hope-filled future.
Offering Christian programs that encourage academic, personal, and spiritual growth
Meeting people where they are and seeking to be a blessing there
Changing lives one radish at a time in our 5-acre training garden
Providing vision and job skills for youth through Endless Sea Coffee Roasting
What's happening at The Bridge?
At The Bridge, we are very excited to announce our speakers for the Fall Banquet. Coming from our very own hometown of Storm Lake, IA —- Matt Hanson and Ashley Farmer-Hanson! They’ll be sharing part of their stories and the role inspiring mentors played. Let’s meet our speakers: Dr. Matt Hanson races as a professional[…]
May Bridge Bulletin This month’s bulletin will bring you a list of What’s Happening in the coming months, ways you can be involved and provide some volunteer needs we have. We’d love for you to join us! Follow our Facebook page to get quicker updates! If you have any questions or comments, email Jessica at[…]
One day on the playground last year, I was at my wits end to know how to handle an intense situation. Several girls ranging from 10-13 were having an explosive argument that was getting everyone’s attention. As I urged the younger children to keep playing, I walked over to try to find out what was[…]
MARCH 2018 Anne Dahlhauser, The Bridge of Storm Lake’s co-founder and visionary stepped down from her role as CEO, effective March 1. It is Anne’s desire to pass the baton to other capable leaders as well as pursue opportunities utilizing her background in Spanish and English education. She writes, “…I pray for God’s peace and[…]
Anne Dahlhauser, The Bridge of Storm Lake’s co-founder and visionary stepped down from her role as CEO, effective March 1.
Anne Dahlhauser, The Bridge of Storm Lake’s co-founder and visionary stepped down from her role as CEO, effective March 1. Anne stated her desire to pass the baton to other capable leaders as well as pursuing opportunities for her to use her background in Spanish and English education. Since 2009, Anne and Jay Dahlhauser have[…]
The past two months I’ve been able to have the privilege of having N.D. as an intern from Storm Lake High School. As a senior wanting to pursue Communications & Journalism in further education, it has been fun to teach her aspects of Communications that I have learned in college and through life experiences. We’ve[…]
Provision in a Time of Need After seeing what we raised at the Banquet (about 52% of our goal), we began praying and planning to see what God was doing. With that amount raised, our finances would last us until the end of January. Therefore we started another annual campaign. You probably got[…]
Middle School Girls’ Bible study has been a consistent activity here at The Bridge for over five years. Dedicated leaders, van drivers, food preparers, and many others have been along the journey to be another friend in the lives of these girls and to show them Christ’s love. Each week, we try to create an[…]
I didn’t really want to move back to Storm Lake. I told God, anywhere but NOT 20 miles from home! He had a different plan. I found out that The Bridge offered something I was desperately longing for – holistic, incarnational ministry with people where they already are. I wanted to be a part of[…]
The Bridge has an opening for an energetic, self-starting individual who cares about developing job and life skills in middle/high school youth. This is an AmeriCorps position, focused on coordination of The Bridge’s Endless Sea Coffee Roasting Enterprise. This individual will work alongside and mentor two-four high schoolers in our Endless Sea Coffee Roasting Enterprise.[…]
The nuts and bolts of The Bridge
• To invite young people into a loving relationship with Jesus Christ • To be examples of Jesus' grace and justice in our everyday living • To live justly and minister holistically • To invest and connect youth in multiple long-term and supportive relationships • To meet youth where they are with support and love • To raise up leaders among youth of all backgrounds • To affirm and support local churches, area schools, community organizations, and services that are devoted to caring for young people and meeting their needs • To share hospitality and friendship, encouraging relationships and understanding across cultures and backgrounds