Since 1957, Bridges' mental health and addiction recovery programs and services have helped adults, children and families move toward healing, recovery and renewal.
As the state-designated Local Mental Health Authority for Milford, Orange and West Haven and the surrounding communities, Bridges offers outpatient services to support individuals with severe and prolonged mental illness, behavioral issues and addiction problems. [ more ]
Bridges Healthcare, Inc., announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Jennifer Fiorillo, MPH, MBA as Chief Executive Officer and President effective June 4, 2020. Ms. Fiorillo has served as Chief of Performance, Strategy and Planning for the agency since 2016.
"Jennifer has proven to be an effective leader with the experience, vision and ability to bring people together to advance the mission of our organization for the benefit of all those we serve," stated Michelle LeMere, Chair of Bridges' Board of Directors. "As a board, we look forward to our continued work with the entire Bridges staff under Jen's leadership to implement several important new programs." [ more ]
Bridges Healthcare, Inc. has announced that it has been awarded a two-year, $2,000,000 annual grant by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to implement program services as a Certified Community Behavioral Health Center, (CCBHC). With the goals of expanding access to care and improving the quality of behavioral health services, the CCBHC model offers enhanced federal matching funds to community behavioral health providers for services delivered to Medicaid beneficiaries. More than 70% of Bridges client population is insured by Medicaid. [ 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.
We are open and continue to provide Bridges' array of services including intake for new referrals seeking treatment, individual and group therapy, medication management, Medication Assisted Treatment and case management services. Rather than traditional methods to provide services, we have adapted to this time by using the technology available to us, as both clients and staff adjust to new ways of meeting and communicating. Our staff have increased support to all clients through phone calls and video meetings to ensure that needs are met. [ more ]
One of MATT's Van's first clients reaches one year of sobriety.
April marks the first year anniversary of The Mobile Addiction Treatment Team, known as "MATT's Van" operated by Bridges Healthcare, Inc., announced John Dixon, President and CEO. "We are pleased to share that there have been many successes in expanding treatment with street-side services to those who desperately need help. We are especially proud to celebrate this milestone with one of our first clients, Sarah, who achieved one year in recovery from Opioid Use Disorder on April 7. Sarah is sharing her experience and wants to let those who are struggling with Opiod Use Disorder know that "It gets easier [ more ]
Bridges Healthcare Community Impact Report 2019
The theme of our 2019 Impact Report, "Bringing Recovery into the Community" reflects the way we reach people "where they are." Our services help people in the environment where they spend time and face many of their challenges. We work with adults at various community sites, and children, teens and their families at school and in their homes.
We thank all of our donors for helping us to continue to impact the lives of those who need us most!