Since 1957, Bridges' mental health and addiction recovery programs and services have helped adults, children and families move toward healing, recovery and renewal.
Bridges, a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic, is a state-designated local mental health authority for Milford, Orange and West Haven and the surrounding communities, Bridges offers comprehensive outpatient services to support individuals with severe and prolonged mental illness, behavioral issues and addiction problems. [ more ]
Watch 'The Intersection of Homelessness and Mental Health' A Virtual Event
Watch our recent Zoom/Facebook Live presentation, hosted by Jen Fiorillo, Bridges Healthcare President & CEO and Jennifer Paradis, Beth-El Center, Inc. Executive Director here: https://fb.watch/598riG3klQ/
This compelling community discussion opened up dialogue around the intersection of homelessness and access to mental health services. We discussed the community programs and practices that are focused on reducing barriers and increasing positive outcomes for this population. Our panelists discussed their specific program interventions that treat housing as healthcare.
Bridges Healthcare, Inc. has received recognition as a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) from the Federal Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The CCBHC recognition asserts that Bridges provides quality behavioral health care services, and expanded access to services through a number of new programs including 24/7 crisis response, Assertive Community Treatment, and behavioral health services for adults and children in our newly opened office at 98 Elm Street, West Haven. Bridges will also offer a mobile primary health care clinic to provide health screenings and services to adults in neighborhoods throughout the community. The mobile unit is scheduled to begin service in September, 2021.
Bridges' MATT's Van (Mobile Addiction Treatment Team) has extended its hours and locations to offer individuals experiencing opioid use dependency fast access to treatment and a better chance for recovery.
MATT's Van is now available by phone or in person Monday through Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm. Click here for information on the Van's hours and locations throughout New Haven County: [ more ]
Important Notice Regarding COVID-19
SERVICES DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Bridges will continue to provide services to our clients and the community in the safest manner possible. Currently, the main clinic and all service delivery sites are temporarily closed for in-person appointments.
Clients are receiving all services via telephone (audio only), or telehealth, (audio and video) by appointment.
Urgent and emergent situations are instructed to call the main number, 203-878-6365 to be connected directly to our triage team.
To reach our Mobile Addiction Treatment Team (MATT's Van) call or text 203-494-5811.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation at this time.
Bridges Healthcare's 2020 Annual Report
Bridges Healthcare's 2020 Annual Report reflects on the tragedies and challenges we've faced together this past year and it expresses the hope and plans we have for 2021 and beyond.
During these difficult times, we're very grateful for our donors, supporters and partners and your recognition of how important Bridges' mental health and addiction recovery services are to our community.
We thank our donors for helping us to continue to impact the lives of those who need us most! View the Annual Report.