Areas of Need


When you make a gift to The Bridge Behavioral, your donations help us continue providing the best care possible to our clients with substance use disorder.

A large portion of our budget depends on fundraising and donations. 

Your tax-deductible financial contribution makes a big difference!

Here are some examples of how your donation goes to work at The Bridge:
  • $10 provides a trauma treatment workbook for a client
  • $15 provides a client’s personal copy of The Big Book for AA meetings and recovery
  • $25 can partially underwrite a family education workshop
  • $50 can help with food and veterinary care for our service dog, Eddie
  • $75 can support continuing care for clients who are transitioning from treatment
  • $100 can help with emergency client transportation and vehicle maintenance
  • $150 can support an individualized client treatment plan and medical consultation
  • $200 can get new underwear for 10 incoming clients
  • $250 can purchase two dozen treatment workbooks for our residential clients
  • $275 can continue a client’s outpatient counseling
  • $400 can assist with our food preparation class, which provides tangible work skills for clients after treatment
  • $500 can provide one day’s medically-supervised withdrawal
  • $1,000 can help replenish our emergency budget for prescriptions and doctor appointments

In-kind items help us stretch our operating budget

We also depend on donated items we use on a daily basis to stretch our operating budget. Gift cards, personal care items, clothing, books, and bedding are just a few suggestions. In-kind donations may be dropped in our donation barrels any time at 721 K Street. If you would like a receipt for tax purposes, these can be immediately provided with donated items during business hours.

Client clothing

Many of our clients come to treatment with just the clothes on their backs. We provide scrubs, new underwear and socks, and gently used clothing for clients while in treatment and as they transition to recovery.

  • Scrubs for clients in medical withdrawal
  • Men’s gently worn jeans and belts
  • Sweats, shorts and tees
  • Winter coats, hats and gloves for men and women
  • Men’s shoes (athletic, casual, dress and sandals)
  • Men’s new socks and underwear
  • Suits, ties and business casual attire appropriate for job interviews
  • Women’s lounge clothes (pajamas, sweatpants, etc.)
Client care personal items
  • Razors/shaving cream
  • Toothbrushes/Toothpaste
  • Men’s antiperspirant/deodorant
  • Shower shoes or flip-flops
  • Facial tissues
Extended family care
  • Toys and games for children 2-10 years old
  • Artwork and indoor greenery for our new family room
  • Food and veterinary expenses for Eddie, our therapy dog
  • Magazine subscriptions (Guideposts, Grapevine, People, Parenting)
Gift Cards (a few examples)
  • Target: for underwear, socks and personal care items
  • Barnes & Noble: for Big Book purchases for 12-step work and AA meetings
  • StarTran: for client bus passes
  • UStop: prepaid fuel cards
Program and Art Supplies
  • Adult coloring books
  • Colored pencils and markers
  • Yarn for knitting or crocheting
  • Journals
  • Poster board
  • Construction paper
  • Acrylic paint (larger bottles preferred)
  • Palettes
  • Paintbrushes
  • Oil pastels
  • Magazines to cut apart
  • Glue (sticks, model, all-purpose)
Other
  • Twin and full-size sheets, quilts and comforters
  • New bed pillows
  • Towels and washcloths for kitchen and bath
  • Alarm clocks
  • Inspirational movies in DVD (rated PG or PG-13)
  • Inspirational or non-violent books
  • New or gently used board games and puzzles
  • Earbuds or headphones
  • Guitars and musical instruments
  • Inspirational and non-violent fiction books
  • Plants and flowers for our front porch
  • a blanket warmer for clients in medical withdrawal

Pro-Bono Services

  • Men’s haircuts
  • Vehicle repairs
For questions, please call Bonnie at 402-477-3951, x. 117.
Thank you!
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