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 ]
Bridges is launching the State's first Mobile Addiction Treatment Team for opioid addiction.The mobile unit will be called M.A.T.T.'s Van. Starting later in March, the Van will be parked twice a week in the parking lot behind West Haven City Hall and at the Beth El Center in Milford.
Individuals in withdrawal from opioids or otherwise ready to start treatment can visit the van to receive a prescription for a medication called Suboxone to counter cravings and withdrawal symptoms. They will also have access to a peer counselor, a Narcan overdose reversal kit, referral to a treatment center like Bridges, and transportation to a pharmacy if needed to fill the prescription. The service is free and does not require proof of insurance, however individuals must be over 18 to utilize the service. [ more ]
Applications are now being accepted for The Barry Kasdan Scholarship for the pursuit of a graduate or undergraduate degree in Human Services. Eligible applicants must be employed or related to a Bridges employee or reside in one of the towns located in Bridges' service region (Ansonia, Bethany, Derby, Milford, Orange, Seymour, Shelton, West Haven, or Woodbridge). [ more ]
Check out our Fall newsletter to stay informed about Bridges' news and events and how your support and contributions are making a difference for the many people in our community who come to Bridges. [ more ]
October 3, 2018 - Milford, CT –Bridges Healthcare, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has appointed John Dixon, LCSW as Chief Executive Officer and President effective September 24, 2018.
With more than three decades of leadership experience addressing complex social issues, Mr. Dixon has served as Deputy Secretary at the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services, Associate Commissioner at the New York City Administration for Children's Services, Superintendent at the Connecticut Juvenile Training School and Deputy Director at the New York State Office of Mental Health. [ more ]
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. [ more ]