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.

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 ]


Get Help Now

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.

Call 203.878.6365 Today



What's New at Bridges


Folks on Spokes Ride and Step Forward Memorial Walk


Pre-registration is closed.  You may register at Fowler Field on Sunday, Sept. 15.

if you are walking in Step Forward you are invited to bring a photo of a loved one lost to mental health or addiction related illnesses whom you wish to honor. Photos and messages will be displayed on the bridge at the start of the walk.

Thank you and hope to see you at Folks on Spokes / Step Forward!

Ride or Walk to support those on the road to recovery!

Join us on Sunday, September 15th at Fowler Field in Milford to raise funds for mental health and addiction recovery services. 

Take part in our Remembrance Ceremony (before the Ride and Walk) where we'll honor lives lost to addiction, overdose, suicide and other mental health issues

Register now!

And don't forget to form a team and collection donations to really make an impact.

Become an event sponsor- promote your business or organization. Call Marcy Hotchkiss for more info:  203.878.6365 x359 [ more ]


Bridges Healthcare's Summer 2019 Newsletter

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 ]


Young Adults "Garden Together" to Beautify West Haven

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 Launches the State's First Mobile Addiction Treatment Unit

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 ]


Bridges Healthcare 2018-19 News and Community Report

We are pleased to publish our Fiscal Year 2018-19 Community Report.

The Report and newsletter offer a brief summary of the impact we've had on the individuals and communities we serve, thanks to your help! [ more ]


Bridges Announces the B-SAFE Project

Bridges Healthcare, Inc., announces it has changed the name of its Young Parent Program to the B-SAFE Project to better reflect the objectives and the populations served by this initiative. B-SAFE stands for Sexual Awareness and Family Empowerment. B-SAFE speaks to the two main project goals: to provide sexual and reproductive health and prevention education to teens and students. [ more ]



Support Our Annual Fund

Please give to Bridges' Annual Fund today! Your generous gift helps ensure the health and well-being of thousands of our friends, neighbors and families, today and for an immeasurable lifelong impact.

Thanks, in advance, for supporting the children, adults and families who turn to Bridges when their lives become unmanageable due to mental illness or addiction. [ more ]





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