Young Adult Services
Programs and Services for Young Adults
Supporting Independence. Inspiring Creativity and Success.
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.
Trauma Sensitive Treatment
Many of the young people who have been referred to YAS have experienced trauma, including neglect and physical, and/or sexual abuse, and as a result, may suffer from associated symptoms. Because of this, all aspects of our services are trauma sensitive and built upon the principles of trauma treatment.
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