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. In recent years Bridges has received over $250,000 in grant funds from the Foundation, including a $50,000 capital grant in 2012 to expand and renovate clinical offices and waiting areas in our new Moses Malkin Center at 941 Bridgeport Avenue.

Bridges will use the funds for the following:
• To sustain outpatient behavioral and healthcare services to low-income adults
• To provide outpatient and home-based services to children and their families
• To expand services to transition-age young adults and to provide assistance to individuals abusing or addicted to opioids or benzodiazepines through the use of Medication Assisted Treatment
• To provide awareness and education to consumers and community members on the dangers of drug misuse

"We are very proud of our continued partnership with the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven," said Marcy Hotchkiss, Bridges' Director of Fund Development & Communications. "It is gratifying to know the Foundation is extremely confident in our ability to provide quality, evidence-based programs and services which allow thousands of clients to live healthy, safe and productive lives in our community."

Altogether, 107 applications were received requesting more than $9.2 million. Ultimately, a total of 42 grants were awarded totaling $2.6 million.

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