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
Sunday, September 27 was another spectacular day for Bridges' 24th annual Folks on Spokes Ride, Run, Walk for Mental Health at Fowler Field, Milford. Over 350 participants and volunteers enjoyed the day of fun, fitness and friendship. The event raised $36,000 to help Bridges provide vital mental health and addictions services in our community.
Bridges' Board Chair Michelle LeMere thanked the crowd for their participation. "By coming out to ride, run or walk for mental health, you are also telling the world that we can and should talk openly about mental illness and addiction. These are illnesses and we know that with the right care, people can recover and live healthier lives," said LeMere. [ more ]
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, October 23, 2015, 8:30 - 5:00 p.m. at Parson's Government Complex, Milford, CT. [ more ]
June 29, 2015 - by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven - Few topics are as difficult to talk about as mental health. That reality leads many members of our community to struggle with depression, anxiety, addiction and more – all in silence. A Milford-based nonprofit has been battling the fear and confusion around mental health since 1957. Their efforts need our attention.
Bridges...A Community Support System, Inc. provides comprehensive mental health and addictions services to individuals of all ages. Their work focuses on residents living in Milford, Orange and West Haven. However, their reach extends well beyond. Through training services, media outreach and fundraising activities, the organization raises vital awareness for mental and behavioral health issues throughout Connecticut.... [ more ]