Bridges to Hope ( is all about second chances – it’s what they do. In order to tackle the obstacles that previously incarcerated individuals face when trying to find housing, the organization is dedicating a space near 27th St. and Leighton Ave. for a tiny home village.

These 200-500 square-foot homes will be built from donated construction material and the plan is to have them constructed by those who are currently incarcerated. There will be a Village Council that will make decisions on residents of the community. This unique project would be a first for Lincoln and Bridges to Hope is excited for the opportunity to see it happen.

Bridges to Hope, located at 3107 S 6th St., STE 107, provides services to men and women who have been released from incarceration and are making the transition to a productive life outside of the cell. Their fundraising efforts include Bud’s Thrift Shoppe (2226 O St.), which helps generate money for the sustainability of the organization—100% of the proceeds from the store go directly back to fund Bridges to Hope’s mission. For more information about the organization or to donate to the cause, visit or contact Executive Director Rhonda Mattingly at (402) 420-5696 /