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News from the Bridge
The Bridge Launches Blogzine/Literary Magazine Featuring Local Artists’ WorkThe Bridge to Everywhere is a literary blogzine featuring artwork and literature produced by the Children and Young Adults Services (CAYAS) Division.
The Bridge Awarded the Highest Rating in CARF SurveyThe Bridge recently received three-year accreditation through the Council on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
Protect Mental Health Employment ServicesThe Worcester Business Journal published an editorial by CEO and President, Ken Bates, about the importance of maintaining funding for employment services.
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.
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