Welcome to Bridges - A Community Support System




Since 1957, Bridges' mental health and addiction recovery programs and services have helped adults, children and families move toward healing, recovery and renewal.

Bridges is unique in its ability to offer care and treatment for the whole family, children and adults, in the same location, which can make it easier to access services and afford better outcomes for all.

As the state-designated Local Mental Health Authority for Milford, Orange and West Haven, Bridges offers recovery-focused services to support individuals with severe and prolonged mental illness and addiction problems. 

Several of our programs extend to serve residents of the surrounding communities of Ansonia, Bethany, Derby, Seymour, Shelton, and Woodbridge ... [ more ]

What's New at Bridges

Bridges' adds new youth and young adult prevention, pregnancy and parenting services

Milford, CT, April 20, 2016– Barbara DiMauro, President and CEO of Bridges...A Community Support System, Inc. and Susan McGrath, Board Chair of the Young Parent Program of Milford (YPP), have announced that effective April 19, 2016, Bridges has assumed management and operations of the Young Parent Program. [ more ]


Bridges' Clients Talk About Importance of Services

April 7, 2016 Milford, CT - Many of  Bridges programs are funded through grants and contracts with the State of CT to provide mental health and addictions services in our area. With long-term underfunding and the ongoing threat of budget cuts, community providers like Bridges struggle to maintain adequate levels of service for the people who turn to us for help everyday. Here's what some of our clients have to say about how Bridges has made a difference in their lives. [ more ]


Good Vibrations Sunset Celebration!

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - Get those good vibrations at Bridges' Sunset Celebration! Join us as we host this benefit event to "Celebrate the Joy of Healthy Young Minds." The party will take place at the Milford Yacht Club, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $50. There will be festive foods, cash bar, (1 drink ticket is included), entertainment by local young artists, music and raffle prizes. Proceeds from this event will help support Bridges' programs and services for children and young adults.more ]


Mental Health First Aid Training

Milford, CT  Bridges... A Community Support System, Inc. offers an internationally recognized training in mental health first aid—an 8-hour certification course to help people in the workplace, at school or in the community better understand mental illness and respond to psychiatric emergencies with the knowledge necessary to assist someone until professional help can be engaged. 

The next training session for Adult Mental Health First Aid takes place Friday, April 15, 2016, 8:30 - 5:00 p.m. at Parson's Government Complex, Milford, CT. 

Subsequent training dates are also on Fridays: April 15; July 15 and October 14. [ more ]


Folks on Spokes - Ride Run Walk for Mental Health

Save the Date! Sunday September 18, 2016 - Folks on Spokes and Folks on Foot Ride, Run, Walk for Mental Health! Join us with friends, family and colleagues to raise awareness and funds and show support for people on their road to recovery from the challenges of a mental illness or addiction ... [ more ]


Your Support for Bridges' Annual Fund Affirms That All #PeopleMatter

April 1, 2016 - There is still time to make your gift to Bridges' 2016 Annual Fund Campaign! Donations made before June 30, 2016 are included in the 2016 fund and will be recognized in our 2016 Annual Report. Here is how your gift matters:

When you think about what matters most to you, no doubt the people you love come to mind first. This year, Bridges' joined an important advocacy campaign, #PeopleMatter. Organized by the CT Community Providers Association, this initiative was created to raise awareness of how all people are harmed by uninformed budget cuts to the mental health, addictions and other services that help thousands of people live safe and healthy lives ... [ more ]


Bridges' 2015 Annual Report

We are pleased to provide our 2015 annual report, which offers those who know Bridges' well and those who wish to get to know the agency, facts and highlights of our 2015 fiscal year. Our programs and services continue to grow and evolve to meet the needs of the community. We know that many disorders begin to emerge in the teen years, yet are often undiagnosed and untreated until a crisis develops. Early identification and treatment can ... [ more ]


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