North Central Iowa

A Church-Based Approach to Ending Family Homelessness

The Bridge of Hope Model

A Neighborhood of Support

The Bridge of Hope Neighborhood of Support is a three-way partnership that includes:

Family Facing Homeless – typically a single woman and her children

Case Manager – a professionally trained social worker employed by Bridge of Hope

Neighboring Volunteers – six to ten people from a Christian Faith Community (church, Bible study, home church, etc.) who leverage their resources to provide tangible support, encouragement, and relationship to the family facing homelessness.