Bridges of Iowa is a not-for-profit program to help solve Iowa's substance abuse problems. Funded with a $2.1 million grant through the Greater Des Moines Community Foundation by Donald F. and Charlene K. Lamberti, the faith-based Bridges of Iowa is being led by an experienced and diverse board of directors from Iowa. The program seeks to identify and eliminate root causes of the addictive behavior and provide healing for the whole person: body, mind and spirit.
Bridges of Iowa Vision Statement
It is our vision that all clients accepted into our program will be trained with the necessary skills to cope with current stresses, insecurities, inadequate work skills and low self-esteem. Upon graduation, our clients will be self-sustaining citizens who respect and abide by the society's laws, who use holistic teaching to prepare themselves and others to contribute to the communities in which they live in "value added" relationships.
General Program Philosophy
General Program Philosophy Bridges of Iowa is planned as a residential rehabilitation center for alcohol and drug dependency and aftercare. The residential programs are directed to restoring each client to the highest possible level of physical, emotional, social and spiritual health. Bridges consists of multiple programs to accommodate the client's needs, specifically those related to his/her criminal behavior. The program provides substance abuse treatment to inmates with a history of substance abuse problems and/or drug related crimes. The treatment is based on a thorough assessment that identifies the needs, strengths, weaknesses and preferences of each client, followed by an individualized treatment plan to:
Bridges treatment programs are provided by credential professionals who are experienced in substance abuse treatment with continuous weekly mandatory training. Each staff member acts as a role model to initiate the process that will bring about the changes necessary to break the cycle of addiction.