The Heartland Family Service Heartland Bridges program provides short-term housing for people in transition to and from Mental Health Counseling or Substance Use Treatment, support services, and/or permanent housing. The goal of the program is to help clients secure permanent housing and connect them with community-based mental health or substance abuse services and avoid unnecessary incarceration.
Heartland Bridges aims to provide a home-like, trauma-informed experience for clients. Program staff are available 24 hours at the facility for resident oversight and assistance. An on-site group room allows for community-based groups to conduct trainings. Residents pay 30 percent of their income toward their expenses.
Eligibility: Heartland Bridges serves men and women ages 18 and older who reside in Cass, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, or Shelby counties in Iowa. Participants must meet all Southwest Iowa Mental Health and Disability Services Region eligibility requirements.