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

Hollywood Arms - Special Benefit Performance!

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - Join us at Milford Center for the Arts for a special benefit performance of  "Hollywood Arms" - the story of comedienne Carol Burnett's heartbreak and laughter growing up in old Hollywood. A pre-show reception will be held at 6:30 pm, followed by the show at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $30 per person (includes reception) ... [ 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 ]

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

November 30, 2015 - 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 ]

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 ]

Thank you to all our Folks on Spokes-Folks on Foot Supporters!

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 ]

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