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

Support Bridges During The Great Give®

May 2-3, 2017 - The Great Give is a live online donation event that supports local nonprofits. And it's an opportunity for Bridges to win hundreds of dollars in matching funds! Please consider donating to Bridges Healthcare via The Great Give. Thanks for your support! [ more ]


Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month and Bridges' 60th Anniversary!

April 10, 2017, Milford, CT - Bridges Healthcare, Inc. will honor Mental Health Awareness Month and the agency's 60th anniversary this May with several events open to its clients and the community. [ more ]


Two Bridges' Leaders Giving Back Upon Retirement

January, 2017 Milford, CT - It was with mixed emotions and very fond wishes that the Bridges "family" honored the recent retirement of two senior staff members, Kathy Sheehan, CFO and Terri Eblen, CCO. Kathy and Terri each have been with Bridges for over two decades, during which time their unwavering commitment to our mission, as well as countless contributions fostered the growth and success of the organization. [ more ]


Mental Health First Aid Training

Milford, CT  Bridges 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, March10. 2017, 8:30 - 5:00 p.m. at Parson's Government Complex, Milford, CT.  [ more ]


You can help us create better lives for struggling young adults

December, 2016 Milford, CT "I am so very thankful and very grateful for everything you have done for me. Now that the winter is coming again I am remembering all the cold nights I had to stay in my truck. I have to say I am lucky to have met you guys and have your support and help me stay up on my feet and not letting me fall even when I wanted to. When I didn't have the strength you gave it to me without even blinking or me having to ask twice. I am so very grateful and again thank you so much for everything! I can't even stress or express how grateful and thankful I am. "  
This is a message sent to one of Bridges' Youth and Young Adult Outreach staff [ more ]


Moments Do Matter Suicide Awareness and Prevention Walk

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


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