Programs and Services for Young Adults
Supporting Independence. Inspiring Creativity and Success.
More than 2 million young adults in the United States have a Serious Mental Illness that can affect their education and employment.*
Young Adult Services (YAS) mission is to assist individuals affected by serious mental illness and/or traumatic events, so they may reach their fullest potential. Bridges’ YAS program helps young adults ages 18 – 25, who may be transitioning out of DCF or foster care and have mental health needs, achieve the necessary skills for a more independent adult life. YAS program services are community based, supporting the individual in their own residence. Services include clinical, case management, social integration, educational and/or employment support and residential assistance.
*U.S. Government Accountability Office Report to Congressional Requestors, June 2008.
YAS Services Overview
- Comprehensive mental health services
- Primary care services
- Wellness support
- Assistance with choosing and maintaining safe, stable and affordable housing
- Transportation assistance and training
- Social and vocational programming
- Vocational assessment, training and placement
- Life skills training
- 24-hour access to program staff
What Young Adults Say About Us
“Bridges’ YAS staff is amazing to work with. They believe in my abilities.”
“As a young child I was abused and lived with foster families and then in group homes. My family suffered the effects of long term alcohol abuse and it was a traumatic experience for me. The YAS program has helped me tremendously. I am better able to pursue my dream of a healthy and independent life.”