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

Moments Do Matter Suicide Awareness and Prevention Walk

Watch News 12 coverage of our Moments Do Matter Walk! [ more ]

Bridges Sponsoring Moments Do Matter Suicide Awareness and Prevention Walk

September 28, 2016, Milford, CT -Bridges, along with a group of local non-profit organizations will sponsor Moments Do Matter, Walking to Raise Awareness and  Suicide Prevention, to take place on Sunday, October 23 at Walnut Beach in Milford. Bridges, Milford Prevention Council, United Way of Milford and Walks with Buddy have teamed up to organize the walk as a way for the community to come together to support those who have lost a loved one to suicide and to provide information about suicide prevention. [ more ]

Go Terri! Dedicating her "final" ride to raise funds for Bridges!

September 7, 2016 Milford CT - Terri Eblen, Bridges' Chief Compliance Officer, has announced her retirement after a 27 year career with the organization. Terri, an avid cyclist who was part  of the original team to organize Bridges' Folks on Spokes charity ride nearly 25 years ago will dedicate her final ride as an employee to raising funds to support Bridges. " I want to mark my last Folks on Spokes participation as an employee by giving back, " said Terri in a message to colleagues, friends and family. "I hope you will support my goal" Terri has pledged to raise $3,000  for the agency. An anonymous donor will match all donations up to $3,000.

"Please join me and either ride, volunteer, run or walk the 5K, or just show up and/or provide monetary contribution to my ride. The event is Sunday, September 18.

Here is a link to Terri's personal fundraising page on the Folks on Spokes website.


Folks on Spokes Supporter Saves Lives

September 6, 2016 Milford, CT Great article about our upcoming Ride, Run, Walk for Mental Health and one of the loyal participants who supports this event each year! [ more ]

Bridges' adds new youth and young adult prevention, pregnancy and parenting services

Milford, CT, April 20, 2016– Barbara DiMauro, President and CEO of Bridges...A Community Support System, Inc. and Susan McGrath, Board Chair of the Young Parent Program of Milford (YPP), have announced that effective April 19, 2016, Bridges has assumed management and operations of the Young Parent Program. [ 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 14, 2016, 8:30 - 5:00 p.m. at Parson's Government Complex, Milford, CT.  [ more ]

Your Support for Bridges' Annual Fund Affirms That All #PeopleMatter

April 1, 2016 - There is still time to make your gift to Bridges' 2016 Annual Fund Campaign! Donations made before June 30, 2016 are included in the 2016 fund and will be recognized in our 2016 Annual Report. Here is how your gift matters:

When you think about what matters most to you, no doubt the people you love come to mind first. This year, Bridges' joined an important advocacy campaign, #PeopleMatter. Organized by the CT Community Providers Association, this initiative was created to raise awareness of how all people are harmed by uninformed budget cuts to the mental health, addictions and other services that help thousands of people live safe and healthy lives ... [ more ]

Bridges' 2015 Annual Report

We are pleased to provide our 2015 annual report, which offers those who know Bridges' well and those who wish to get to know the agency, facts and highlights of our 2015 fiscal year. Our programs and services continue to grow and evolve to meet the needs of the community. We know that many disorders begin to emerge in the teen years, yet are often undiagnosed and untreated until a crisis develops. Early identification and treatment can ... [ more ]

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