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Mission Statement Bridges of Iowa is a faith-based substance abuse treatment program which addresses the root causes of addiction and criminality building a bridge to a productive life in service to society.
Bridges of Iowa is a licensed level 3.1 long term substance abuse treatment program housed at the West Wing of the Polk County Jail and Vine Street West Des Moines for transistional housing. Bridges of Iowa has forged a partnership with Polk County Board of Supervisors and the Polk County Sherriff and has received the opportunity to house our substance abuse treatment program in an unused wing at the jail facility. This additional space affords BOI with the opportunity to double the number of men served. Further, this space, and grants from the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines and Prairie Meadows, has given Bridges the opportunity to open a women’s treatment program that mirrors the successful men’s program with the addition of gender specific treatment modalities to deal with the particular issues that women face in substance abuse treatment. Curricula developed by Dr. Stephanie Covington, an international expert in the treatment of substance abusing women, will be integrated into BOI programming for women.
Bridges of Iowa help the people in our community that simply made a mistake and was caught. We do not treat any weapon assults or sex offenders in our programs. We treat substance abuse issues with an 85% success rate after 5 years!
Volunteers are a key part to continue our successful program because we have a waiting list over 200 people who need our help.