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
September 7, 2016 Milford CT - Terri Eblen, Bridges' Chief Compliance Officer, has announced her retirement after a 27 year career with the organization. Terri, an avid cyclist who was part of the original team to organize Bridges' Folks on Spokes charity ride nearly 25 years ago will dedicate her final ride as an employee to raising funds to support Bridges. " I want to mark my last Folks on Spokes participation as an employee by giving back, " said Terri in a message to colleagues, friends and family. "I hope you will support my goal" Terri has pledged to raise $3,000 for the agency. An anonymous donor will match all donations up to $3,000.
"Please join me and either ride, volunteer, run or walk the 5K, or just show up and/or provide monetary contribution to my ride. The event is Sunday, September 18.
Here is a link to Terri's personal fundraising page on the Folks on Spokes website.
September 6, 2016 Milford, CT Great article about our upcoming Ride, Run, Walk for Mental Health and one of the loyal participants who supports this event each year! [ more ]
June 7, 2016, Milford, CT - Online registration is open! - 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 ]
May 24, 2016 Milford, CT - Bridges' Behavioral Health Home program staff held a Wellness Fair at the agency on Wednesday, May 24 to promote it's Behavioral Health Home program and celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month. Nearly 70 clients and agency staff took part in activities ranging from blood pressure screenings to Tai Chi and Yoga classes. St. Vincent's Hospital provide its'mobile mammography van for the day and over a dozen women recieved a mammogram, some for the very first time.
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 ]
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 14, 2016, 8:30 - 5:00 p.m. at Parson's Government Complex, Milford, CT. [ more ]
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 ]
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 ]