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, behavorial issues and addiction problems. [ more ]
Thanks to all who braved the downpour and flooded streets, especially our costumed friends!
It was a great day and we are very grateful to Matt Arciuolo and his family and team from Arciuolo Shoes and Eli's Taven for organizing the event and donating proceeed to help Bridges provide vital mental health and substance use recovery services.
So start training now so you can join in this highly non-competetive fun next year! [ more ]
Bridges Healthcare's 29th annual Folks on Spokes Ride and it's Step Forward Memorial Walk fundraiser was held on Sunday, September 15 with over 350 supporters in attendance to raise funds for mental health, suicide and addiction recovery services. Many thanks to everyone who came. Enjoy this video to see what an amazing event it was! [ more ]
Check out our Summer newsletter to stay informed about Bridges' news and events and how your support and contributions are making a difference for the many people in our community who come to Bridges. [ more ]
Getting your hands dirty could be a good thing! At Bridges' Young Adult Services program, a passion for gardening has emerged among our staff and clients. A group called "Garden Together" formed when YAS Social Rehab Case Manager John Ciambriello shared his love of gardening with other staff and clients. The first group was held in April. With tips from YouTube videos and the participant's own gardening experience, the group planted a variety of vegetable and flower seeds, caring for them and transplanting them as they matured. [ more ]
Bridges launched the State's first Mobile Addiction Treatment Team for opioid addiction treatment.The mobile unit is called M.A.T.T.'s Van. It will be parked at the Beth El Center in Milford every Monday from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and on Main St. near the West Haven City Hall/West Haven Green every Tuesday and Wednesday from 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Individuals in withdrawal from opioids or otherwise ready to start treatment can visit the van to receive a prescription for a medication called Suboxone to counter cravings and withdrawal symptoms. They will also have access to a peer counselor, a Narcan overdose reversal kit, referral to a treatment center like Bridges, and transportation to a pharmacy to fill the prescription. The service is free and does not require proof of insurance, however individuals must be over 18 to utilize the service. [ more ]