As an elected official, I have seen Bridges of Iowa consistently provide an innovative continuum of care to Iowans who are overcoming addiction. As an Iowan, I see the challenges our communities face with substance abuse and most recently the opioid crisis. Without the work of organizations such as Bridges, those in recovery would be at increased risk for relapse and jail recidivism. By focusing on long-term recovery and community integration, Bridges of Iowa has helped people rebuild themselves as productive members of our community.

Angela Connolly

Polk County Board of Supervisors, 2nd District

The partnership between St. Vincent de Paul and Bridges of Iowa allows us all to best serve those most in need of our services effectively and with integrity.
Steve Havemann

Executive Director, Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Our Community Partners

Bridges of Iowa is committed to forming long-standing partnerships with other local and national organizations to continue to achieve our important mission and objectives without duplicating services.

St. Vincent de Paul Society

furnishes our clients with opportunities for community service and free educational programs

Broadlawns Medical Center

supplies medical detoxification services for our clients

Des Moines Area Community College

offers educational programs that will lead our graduations to better employment opportunities.

United Way

provides fundraising support to charitable organizations.

Food Bank of Iowa

provides food at a greatly reduced cost as well as free paper supplies.

Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack and Hotel

granted Bridges of Iowa $125,000 to launch our culinary program.


provides the opportunity to learn about the needs and opportunities of our community and offer support.


Proud recipient of TEFAP foods through the USDA commodity program.

How Can I Help?

Ask your employer about donating or matching donations to Bridges of Iowa. We also have volunteer opportunities.