Since 1957, Bridges' mental health and addiction recovery programs and services have helped adults, children and families move toward healing, recovery and renewal.
As the state-designated Local Mental Health Authority for Milford, Orange and West Haven and the surrounding communities, Bridges offers outpatient services to support individuals with severe and prolonged mental illness, behavorial issues and addiction problems. [ more ]
Getting your hands dirty could be a good thing! At Bridges' Young Adult Services program, a passion for gardening has emerged among our staff and clients. A group called "Garden Together" formed when YAS Social Rehab Case Manager John Ciambriello shared his love of gardening with other staff and clients. The first group was held in April. With tips from YouTube videos and the participant's own gardening experience, the group planted a variety of vegetable and flower seeds, caring for them and transplanting them as they matured. [ more ]
Bridges launched the State's first Mobile Addiction Treatment Team for opioid addiction treatment.The mobile unit is called M.A.T.T.'s Van. It will be parked at the Beth El Center in Milford every Monday from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and on Main St. near the West Haven City Hall/West Haven Green every Tuesday and Wednesday from 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Individuals in withdrawal from opioids or otherwise ready to start treatment can visit the van to receive a prescription for a medication called Suboxone to counter cravings and withdrawal symptoms. They will also have access to a peer counselor, a Narcan overdose reversal kit, referral to a treatment center like Bridges, and transportation to a pharmacy to fill the prescription. The service is free and does not require proof of insurance, however individuals must be over 18 to utilize the service. [ more ]
Bridges Healthcare, Inc., announces it has changed the name of its Young Parent Program to the B-SAFE Project to better reflect the objectives and the populations served by this initiative. B-SAFE stands for Sexual Awareness and Family Empowerment. B-SAFE speaks to the two main project goals: to provide sexual and reproductive health and prevention education to teens and students. [ more ]