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

Bridges Announces the State's First Mobile Addiction Treatment Unit

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 ]

Bridges Healthcare Accepting Kasdan Scholarship Applications- May 1st Deadline

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 ]

Bridges Healthcare Fall 2018 Newsletter

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 ]

Bridges Healthcare Names New CEO and President

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 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. [ 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 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 ]

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