Add WP Dashboard Menu Item for Authors

I have the menu item (admin bar) at the top completely hidden. I've added the footer feature creating a custom menu in the Dashboard Footer but they really need a Home button they can click on to the left on the WP Dashboard Menu. I found other plugins that can do this but I wanted to try and keep it within the wpmudev plugin family, thought for sure the branding plugin or the dev dashboard would have this feature but so far no luck, maybe I've overlooked it. Let me know, thanks