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[…]
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[…]
Over the past year, we’ve been talking a lot about ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and how building resiliency can help overcome the trauma that has happened to youth. That resiliency can be a first step that leads to Shalom, a whole peace with God, self, creation, and others. I was sitting at my desk this[…]
This month’s theme is Advocating for Youth, our mission and passion at The Bridge. One of the tools God’s given us for this work is through the study of late Dr. Karyn Purvis called Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) at Texas Christian University. TBRI® is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the[…]
The Bridge of Storm Lake is holding its 5th Annual Run For Our Future on Saturday, May 27th to help raise funds for its Summer Youth Program. The 2017 Summer Youth Program includes a team of four AmeriCorps Summer Associates and two Summer RefugeeRISE Members serving at The Bridge with the AmeriCorps-given goal of “preventing summer learning[…]
Our youth programs started last week and the kids are so excited to come out and hang in the garden and at Bible studies. The high school group started the week on Sunday evening with a Bible study and ended with a 5th Quarter event after the SLHS football victory on Friday night. Continue to[…]
Fundraising Pizza Night! We’d like to invite you to a Community Impact Pizza night at Pizza Ranch this Monday, June 27 from 5-8pm. Just come eat pizza! Proceeds and tips go toward The Bridge’s Girls Summer Camp, to cover necessary materials and offer scholarships, as needed. We appreciate your support!