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

 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.”

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