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

Folks on Spokes - Ride Run Walk for Mental Health

Save the Date! Sunday September 27, 2015 - Folks on Spokes and Folks on Foot attract hundreds who participate to raise awareness and funds and show support for people on their road to recovery from the challenges of a mental illness or addiction ... [ 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, October 23, 2015, 8:30 - 5:00 p.m. at Parson's Government Complex, Milford, CT.  [ more ]

Much Needed Support for Mental Health

June 29, 2015 - by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven - Few topics are as difficult to talk about as mental health. That reality leads many members of our community to struggle with depression, anxiety, addiction and more – all in silence. A Milford-based nonprofit has been battling the fear and confusion around mental health since 1957. Their efforts need our attention.

Bridges...A Community Support System, Inc. provides comprehensive mental health and addictions services to individuals of all ages. Their work focuses on residents living in Milford, Orange and West Haven. However, their reach extends well beyond. Through training services, media outreach and fundraising activities, the organization raises vital awareness for mental and behavioral health issues throughout Connecticut.... [ more ]

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