P.O Box 323
712. 707. 9922
Orange City, IA 51041
Class of Housing/Services: Transitional housing.
The Bridge is a faith based transitional housing program that provides-rent free housing, resources, case management, education and counseling for women and their children. Women that come to The Bridge may live there for up to two years. As residents, they are required to participate in The Bridge program and follow house policy. Each family has their own room and access to a common living room & kitchen area. All residents who enter into The Bridge’s program must be aware that the the Bridge is faith-based and implements faith into everyday living. Residents are not required to attend church, but are required to attend Bible Study arranged by The Bridge.
Helpful Definitions For The Bridge:
Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless
or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.
Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.
Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job
training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each
of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.
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