News Archive

Welcome to the Bridges News Archive. Click on any article below to read the full story.

Bridges Names New CEO and President

Bridges Healthcare, Inc., announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Jennifer Fiorillo, MPH, MBA as Chief Executive Officer and President effective June 4, 2020. Ms. Fiorillo has served as Chief of Performance, Strategy and Planning for the agency since 2016.

"Jennifer has proven to be an effective leader with the experience, vision and ability to bring people together to advance the mission of our organization for the benefit of all those we serve," stated Michelle LeMere, Chair of Bridges' Board of Directors. "As a board, we look forward to our continued work with the entire Bridges staff under Jen's leadership to implement several important new programs." [ more ]

Bridges Healthcare's Fall 2019 Newsletter

Read Bridges' Fall newsletter for photos and updates on all that's happening in our organization and in the community! [ more ]

Hundreds Came Out to Support Bridges' Folks on Spokes Ride/Step Forward Walk

Thanks to everyone who rode, walked and supported our Folks on Spokes Ride/Step Forward Memorial Walk last weekend! Over 350 people participated in Bridges Healthcare's annual fundraiser which celebrated its 29th anniversary this year. [ more ]

Bridges Healthcare's Summer 2019 Newsletter

Check out our Summer e-newsletter to stay informed about Bridges' news and events and how your support and contributions are making a difference for the many people in our community who come to Bridges. [ more ]

Bridges Healthcare 2018-19 Community Report and Appeal

We are pleased to publish our Fiscal Year 2018-19 Community Impact Report.

The Report offers a glimpse of the work we do, and more importantly, the impact Bridges has on the individuals and the communities we serve through our programs. [ more ]

Bridges Healthcare Fall 2018 Newsletter

Check out our Fall newsletter to meet our new CEO/President and to stay informed about Bridges' news and events. [ more ]

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 Healthcare Spring 2018 Newsletter

Check out our Spring newsletter to stay informed about Bridges' news and events and how your support and contributions are making a difference for the many people in our community who come to Bridges. [ 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 Healthcare Awarded Contract for Regional Senior Outreach and Engagement Services

December 2017 - Bridges Healthcare, Inc. was recently awarded a multi-year contract from the Connecticut Dept. of Mental Health and Addiction Services to provide assessment and case management services to older adults, age 55+ throughout Central and Southern CT. Bridges was one of five independent, non-profit community providers to receive the contract award in the state. [ 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 ]

Bridges Healthcare - Summer 2017 Newsletter

June 2017 - In this Issue: Community Donation to Assist Youth and Young Adults; 60th Community-Wide Anniversary Celebration; Barry Kasdan Scholarship Recipient; Folks on Spokes Early Bird Registration is Now Open ... [ more ]

Health and Wellness Fair and 60th Anniversary Celebration

June 7, 2017 Milford, CT - The sun was shining on June 1, as more than 150 clients, staff, volunteers and Bridges Healthcare supporters enjoyed a day of health, wellness and celebration on the Bridges campus, where the agency hosted its second annual Behavioral Health Home Health and Wellness Fair, then capped off the day with music and cake to honor its 60th anniversary ... [ 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 ]

Support Bridges During The Great Give®

May 2-3, 2017 - The Great Give is a live online donation event that supports local nonprofits. And it's an opportunity for Bridges to win hundreds of dollars in matching funds! Please consider donating to Bridges Healthcare via The Great Give. Thanks for your support! [ more ]

Access Newsletter: Winter 2017

February 2017 - In this Issue: Giving Back After Decades of Service to Bridges; Building a Healthy Community; February is National Heart Month; Mental Health First Aid Training; Bridges Responds to the Opioid Crisis; Young Parent Program... [ more ]

Two Bridges' Leaders Giving Back Upon Retirement

January, 2017 Milford, CT - It was with mixed emotions and very fond wishes that the Bridges "family" honored the recent retirement of two senior staff members, Kathy Sheehan, CFO and Terri Eblen, CCO. Kathy and Terri each have been with Bridges for over two decades, during which time their unwavering commitment to our mission, as well as countless contributions fostered the growth and success of the organization. [ more ]

Health & Wellness Fair at Bridges

May 24, 2016 Milford, CT - Bridges' Integrative Health staff held a Wellness Fair at the agency on Wednesday, May 24 to promote it's Behavioral Health Home program and celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month. [ more ]

Postponed! Good Vibrations Sunset Celebration

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - The Good Vibrations Sunset Celebration sceduled for Thursday May 12 has been postponed.  Thanks to all who purchased tickets! You will recieve a refund and email shortly. Watch for details on a new date later this year!
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Bridges adds Young Parent Program to outreach services for youth and young adults

Milford, CT,  April 20, 2016– Barbara DiMauro, President and CEO of Bridges...A Community Support System, Inc. and Susan McGrath, Board Chair of the Young Parent Program of Milford (YPP), have announced that effective April 19, 2016, Bridges has assumed management and operations of the Young Parent Program.

"Ensuring the health and well-being of pregnant and parenting young women, their babies, and the fathers of the children is critical to the long-term success of these families," said Barbara DiMauro. "This program meets a vital need in our community, and is the only program in our area to offer these specific services. We are very excited to devote Bridges' extensive experience with youth and young adults, and agency resources to continue the work of the YPP and broaden our outreach and prevention and education services for youth and young adults." [ more ]

Your Support for Bridges' Annual Fund Affirms That All #PeopleMatter

April 1, 2016 - There is still time to make your gift to Bridges' 2016 Annual Fund Campaign! Donations made before June 30, 2016 are included in the 2016 fund and will be recognized in our 2016 Annual Report. Here is how your gift matters:

When you think about what matters most to you, no doubt the people you love come to mind first. This year, Bridges' joined an important advocacy campaign, #PeopleMatter. Organized by the CT Community Providers Association, this initiative was created to raise awareness of how all people are harmed by uninformed budget cuts to the mental health, addictions and other services that help thousands of people live safe and healthy lives. [ more ]

Hollywood Arms - Special Benefit Performance! (UN-HIDE FOR NEXT EVENT)

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - Join us at Milford Center for the Arts for a special benefit performance of  "Hollywood Arms" - the story of comedienne Carol Burnett's heartbreak and laughter growing up in old Hollywood. A pre-show reception will be held at 6:30 pm, followed by the show at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $30 per person (includes reception) ... [ more ]

2015 Staff Appreciation Day

Bridges' staff are dedicated and committed to supporting their client's health and well-being. [ more ]

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