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.

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

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. Ms. DiMauro also spearheaded an initiative to offer clients easier access to pharmacy services to improve medication compliance. This effort resulted in a partnership and lease agreement which provides specialty pharmacy onsite at Bridges' main clinic offices. [ 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 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 ]

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 Awarded Contract for Regional Senior Outreach and Engagement Services

Bridges Healthcare, Inc. was recently awarded a multi-year contract from the Connecticut Dept. of Mental Health and Addiction Services to provide assessment and case management services to older adults, age 55+ throughout Central and Southern CT. Bridges was one of five independent, non-profit community providers to receive the contract award in the state. [ 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 ]

Bridges Receives Foundation Grant to Support Prevention, Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Programs

Bridges was once again awarded $50,000 Responsive Grant from the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven to provide general operating support for a comprehensive range of prevention, mental health and addiction recovery programs for adults, children and families. [ more ]

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