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?
The Bridge of Storm Lake has an opening for a Youth Program Director. This full-time salaried position of 40 hours each week is to be filled by an individual that is energetic, organized, highly relational and has good interpersonal skills, especially with youth. This director must have a passion for making a difference in the[…]
ANNOUNCING OUR ANNUAL BANQUET SPEAKERS FROM- Last year had so much success with having a keynote speaker for our Banquet, that we’ve decided to do it again this year. As we start our partnership with TreeHouse, we’ve asked them to come share more about their ministry and what they’ve seen[…]
This week I feel blown as I look around and see how God is moving. Four months ago, I couldn’t have imagined being where we are now. Our office is getting a fresh new look, coffee subscriptions are available online, and we’re prepping for summer programs. But more than this development, I’ve been blown away seeing[…]
2019 Summer Team Job Descriptions Thank you for your interest in serving with The Bridge of Storm Lake. Your completed form will be held securely and confidentially. Only authorized staff will have access to your information. Deadline for Applications is April 11, 2019. Applications will be considered as they come in. We have four[…]
One. Word. At our first staff meeting at the start of 2019, we were talking about our “One Word” for the year while drinking some fresh Endless Sea Coffee. This “One Word” has become a new trend in our society over the past few years. Instead of making New Year’s Resolutions, you[…]
Join us in celebrating a wonderful year in 2018 and looking forward to 2019!
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[…]
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