Fort Dodge Community School District

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BRIDGES is a PreK-12 school based youth service program for students who have significant absences or have multiple office/health referrals.  Students serviced by BRIDGES experience serious emotional distress and struggle to make and maintain connections with school.  Academic achievement and social skills are negatively impacted.  BRIDGES staff work with students/families to increase the connection students have with school by providing the supports necessary so students can attend school and remain in class, increasing instructional time.

BRIDGES is available to all students in the FDCSD. Parents are encouraged to become involved. The BRIDGES staff coordinates with parents, students and the appropriate service provider to get the help needed where and when the student needs it - at school.

Services Available to Youth

  • Career Planning Case Management

  • Counseling - Individual & Family

  • Information & Referral

  • Juvenile Court Liaison

  • Mentoring

  • Parent Guidance & Education

  • Recreation & Leisure

  • Substance Abuse Referral

  • Tutoring

  • Mental Health Assessment

  • Resolution & Crisis Intervention


BRIDGES staff members:

Name Title Phone Number
Corey Moody Mentoring Coordinator & Senior High Case Manager 574-5469
Dawn Erickson Case Manager for Feelhaver Elementary 574-5680
Sheila Roberts Case Manager for Butler Elementary 574-5445
Saydie Elliott Case Manager for Fort Dodge Middle School 574-5731


Goals of Bridges

  • To impact high risk students
  • To coordinate schools and agencies
  • To increase the potential of agencies to address multiple issues of youth
  • To facilitate joint efforts, making the most of limited resources
  • To help students prepare for the workforce and increased employability


Collaborating Agencies Include: Prairie Lakes AEA, Webster County Public Health, Trimark, Juvenile Court Services, Children & Families of Iowa, YWCA, Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Unity Point Health, ISU Extension, Berryhill Mental Health, Community & Family Resources, Domestic & Sexual Assault Outreach Center, Dodger Academy, Youth Shelter Care, Iowa Central Community College, Job Service Workforce Center, Department of Human Services, United Way & Community Foundation, Fort Dodge Housing Agency, Fort Dodge Police Department and STARS.

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