"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.

THE MISSION OF THE BRIDGE

Compassionate, Evidence-Based Human Services

In full partnership with individuals and families facing challenges, we support and inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams.

Services of The Bridge

Careers & Internships

The Bridge is a great place to work. If you want to make a difference, while accessing the best human services training available, join us!

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Featured Event

Free to the public!

Teen Talk:  Understanding Teenagers.  What's Expected, What's Not and How to Access Mental Health Services and Supports.

May 25, 2017, 6:30-8:30 at Worcester State University.  Ghosh Science and Technology Center Lecture Hall

Featured Speaker: Senior Clinical Consultant Barent Walsh, PhD 
 

News from the Bridge

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Mar
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.
13
Mar
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.
07
Mar
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

 

Senator Jennifer Flanagan and Fitchburg Mayor Stephen DiNatale Visit Bridge Offices in Gardner

Senator Jennifer Flanagan and Fitchburg Mayor Stephen DiNatale visited the Gardner offices of The Bridge on Monday, May 15 to learn more about Bridge programs from individuals served and staff.  Individuals did a great job of sharing their stories and explaining why mental health services are so critical.  Thank you to our elected officials for listening intently and offering their support! 

The Bridge Receives Advocacy Award from Association for Behavioral Health (ABH)

The Association for Behavioral Healthcare (ABH) presented The Bridge with the All Politics is Local Excellence in Advocacy Award at the ABH Annual Meeting held on May 8, 2017.  

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. 

 

 

 

Do You Need Help?

If you or a loved one needs help, please contact us at info@thebridgecm.org or consult one of the resources on the RESOURCES page. If this is an emergency, please go to your nearest Emergency Room.

The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.
- Albert Schweitzer