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 ]


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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.

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What's New at Bridges


May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

Each May, we celebrate Mental Health Month - an annual, nationwide observance established over fifty years ago by Mental Health America (formerly National Mental Health Association) to raise awareness of mental health and to promote mental wellness. Throughout the month, agencies across the state will host events in their communities to help people recognize the importance of mental health and to promote a greater understanding of mental health disorders.


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. SAFE speaks to the two main project goals: to provide sexual and reproductive health and prevention education to teens and students, and ... [ more ]


Bridges Achieves Behavorial Health Care Accreditation from the Joint Commission

Bridges announced it has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to providing safe and effective care.

Bridges underwent a rigorous onsite survey on February 6-9, 2018. During the review, compliance with behavioral health care standards related to several areas, including care, treatment, and services; environment of care; leadership; and screening procedures for the early detection of imminent harm was evaluated. Onsite observations and interviews also were conducted. [ more ]


Bridges Healthcare Awarded United Way of Milford Community Investment Funding

Bridges Healthcare, Inc. will receive $168,000 in funds from the United Way of Milford Community Investment allocation for 2018. The award is allocated to serve Milford residents enrolled in Bridges' Outpatient Mental Health and Addiction program and BSAFE Project, formerly the Young Parent Program. The funds supplement state grants and contracts for outpatient services as well as funding from the City of Milford. [ 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 ]


Bridges Healthcare CEO, Barbara DiMauro Announces Retirement

February 20, 2018 - Barbara DiMauro, President and CEO of Bridges Healthcare, Inc. has announced that she will retire from the agency, effective June 29, 2018.

Ms. DiMauro was appointed President and CEO on July 1st, 2014. She joined Bridges in 2006 and was named Chief of Services in 2011.

During her tenure with Bridges, she secured over three million dollars in state and federal grant funds for various programs which included an expansion of the agency's service portfolio to provide integrated primary and behavioral healthcare and wellness services. [ more ]


Bridges Healthcare 2016-17 Community Impact Report

We are pleased to publish our FY2016-17 Community Impact Report.

The Report offers a glimpse of the work we do, and more importantly, the impact Bridges has on the individuals and the communities we serve through our programs.

Click to view the full Report and Donor List. [ more ]


Bridges Offers SMART Recovery® Program and Group Meetings

Bridges is offering a new SMART Recovery® program for young people, ages 16-18 in recovery, which includes weekly Teen group meetings.

The program supports teens who have or are considering abstaining from any type of addictive behaviors (substances and activities). SMART stands for (Self-Management and Recovery Training) and the program teaches you how to change self-defeating thinking, emotions and actions and helps you work towards long term satisfactions and quality of life.

The program also supports friends and families who are affected by the substance abuse, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, or other addictions of a loved one. [ more ]


Bridges Healthcare - Fall 2017 Newsletter

Bridges is pleased to introduce the first issue of our new 'Transformation' newsletter. Our goal with this publication is to keep you informed about Bridges' news and how your support and contributions are making a difference for the many people in our community who come to Bridges. [ more ]





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