Welcome to Bridges

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 ]



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Take the first steps toward recovery. Our trained clinicians are ready to help you. Bridges offers fast-track access to treatment for individuals with opioid use disorder, ages 16 and up.

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What's New at Bridges


The Intersection of Homelessness and Mental Health: A Virtual Event on Tuesday, April 27 at 6:30pm

This Zoom/Facebook Live presentation, hosted by Jen Fiorillo, Bridges Healthcare President & CEO and Jennifer Paradis, Beth-El Center, Inc. Executive Director on Tuesday, April 27 at 6:30pm, intends to open dialogue around the intersection of homelessness and access to mental health services. We'll discuss the community programs and practices that are focused on reducing barriers and increasing positive outcomes for this population.

To break down the stigma of mental health and homelessness, we'll offer data and personal testimony from previously homeless individuals. Our panelists will discuss their specific program interventions that treat housing as healthcare.

Please join us for this informative event via Zoom or Facebook Live. [ more ]


Support Bridges during The Great Give®

Bridges Healthcare has worked tirelessly to help our community with mental health, behavioral or addiction issues throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

We've seen a rise in our clients' levels of anxiety, depression, loneliness as well as their problems with addiction and we're just beginning to understand the long lasting fallout of this epidemic. But Bridges Healthcare is prepared to sustain our services for all who need our assistance.

With your help, funds raised via The Great Give 2021 will assist Bridges Healthcare as we continue to aide our community throughout the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. And your donations will also support our B-SAFE program which helps local teens and young adults (up to age 22) with mental health, reproductive education and sexual health.

Thank you for making a contribution to Bridges during The Great Give® fundraising campaign now through May 5! Early giving has started- thanks for your support.


Bridges Achieves Certified Behavioral Health Clinic Recognition

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.

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MATT’S Van Extends Hours and Locations for Fast Access to Opioid Use Treatment

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.





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