"I knew I needed to change my life

the day I collapsed in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral in NYC."

Kathy says "I went to New York with a group and there was a tremendous amount of walking. The exertion was too strenuous and I fell. It took three people to help me up."

"The Bridge

gave me a new start and taught me to trust people."

Ron was served by The Bridge many years ago and now works as an awake residential counselor. "I am so dedicated to The Bridge because of what they've done for me. I want to give back. The clients need our help. They need our care."

"My road to recovery

wasn't always a rose garden."

A former client and recent college graduate, Cindy W works full time at NCR, a Bridge program, as a senior residential counselor helping young adults.


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Safe Homes Gala and People of Courage Awards --PRESENTING SPONSOR
 May 5, 2017 at The Beechwood Hotel


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News from the Bridge

Evidence-Based Practices Highlighted at UMass Medical School Poster Session
The Bridge participated in the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Community Engagement and Research Symposium on March 3, 2017, presenting a poster on the use of Evidence-based practices in improving individuals with mental illness connections to their communities.
The 2017 Safe Homes People of Courage Awards
The Bridge has announced the recipients of this year's Safe Homes Gala and People of Courage Awards, to be presented on May 5, 2017.
Attorney General Maura Healey To Receive Award at Safe Homes Gala
Attorney General Maura Healey To Receive Award at Safe Homes Gala in Worcester

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News Briefs from The Bridge of Central Massachusetts


Fallon Health Leads the Way through Presenting Sponsorships

Fallon Health has led the way for the second year in a row, signing on to serve as Presenting Sponsor for both the Safe Homes Gala & People of Courage Awards, and HealthFest.  "Their leadership in supporting LGBTQ youth and  the health and wellness of individuals with mental health challenges and developmental disabilities is extraordinary", says Bridge President and CEO Ken Bates. "We extend our thanks to the folks at Fallon for leading the way and helping to inspire others to support these important causes, " he added.

Collaborating with the City of Worcester

The Bridge is participating in the Greater Worcester Community Health Improvement Plan, serving as a convener of the Mental Health group and a member of the Substance Abuse Group.   In addition, The Bridge is a participant in Quality of Life Task Force Meetings, Worcester Continuum of Care and Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance Meetings. 

Collaborating with the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

Bridge staff are presenting at a day-long session on Dual Recovery: The Intersection of Mental Health and Addiction Supports sponsored by DMH Central Massachusetts and Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital on March 28, 2017. The session is designed to explore evidence-based mental health and addiction support models. 

The Bridge is participating in a day-long session on Family-Centered Care for Young Adults and Adults Receiving Mental Health Services on April 13, 2017 at the Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital.  Family-centered care recognizes the importance of family members and care givers in the lives of young adults and adults receiving mental health services.



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