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

CEO DiMauro thanks Sen. Slossberg and others for fighting budget cuts.

June 4, 2015 Letter to the Editor, New Have Register - As the president and CEO of a nonprofit, community-based agency, I would like to commend Sen. Gayle Slossberg (District 14) for her unwavering support of the residents we serve with mental health and addiction disorders, as demonstrated by her role and efforts on the Appropriations Committee to restore much of the $160 million in spending cuts [ 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, July 17, 2015, 8:30 - 5:00 p.m. at Parson's Government Complex, Milford, CT.  [ more ]

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 ]

Nonprofit Providers Say there are No More Cuts to be Made

April 5, 2015 - by Dirk Perrefort - Connecticut Post- Decades of underfunding. Cuts at every level. Uncompetitive salaries. The state's response? Do more with less. Private providers of mental health care in the region were flabbergasted in recent weeks when state officials said nonprofit providers need to become "more efficient" amid proposed budget cuts ... "Don't they see that we've been working hard to find efficiencies for decades?" said Barbara DiMauro, president and CEO of Bridges ... [ more ]

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