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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, and to offer information, referrals and case management services for pregnant and parenting teens and young adults. [ more ]


Bridges Achieves Behavorial Health Care Accreditation from the Joint Commission

Bridges announced it has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to providing safe and effective care. [ more ]


Bridges Awarded United Way of Milford Community Investment Funding

Bridges Healthcare, Inc. will receive $168,000 in funds from the United Way of Milford Community Investment allocation for 2018. The award is allocated to serve Milford residents enrolled in Bridges' Outpatient Mental Health and Addiction program and BSAFE Project, formerly the Young Parent Program. The funds supplement state grants and contracts for outpatient services as well as funding from the City of Milford. [ more ]


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 New SMART Recovery® Program and Group Meetings

Bridges is implementing a new SMART Recovery® program for young people, ages 16-18 in recovery, which will include Teen group meetings and a Family & Friends group,

SMART Recovery supports individuals who have chosen to abstain, or are considering abstinence from any type of addictive behaviors (substances or activities), by teaching how to change self-defeating thinking, emotions, and actions; and to work towards long-term satisfactions and quality of life. [ more ]


Bridges Fall 2017 Newsletter

Welcome to the first issue of our new 'Transformations' 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 ]


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 ]





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