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News from the Bridge
Safe Homes Gala Presenting Sponsor and Awardees AnnouncedFallon Health has signed on as the presenting sponsor for the Annual Safe Homes Gala and People of Courage Awards to be held at the new AC Marriott on May 4 in Worcester, according to Ken Bates, President and CEO of The Bridge of Central Massachusetts. Fallon has served as Presenting Sponsor for the past six years, according to Bates.
Allison Bernier joins the CCHP as the new Vice PresidentPlease join us in welcoming Allison Bernier as the new Vice President of the Central Community Health Partnership!
CCHP in Sunday's edition of the Telegram & Gazette.The Central Community Health Partnership was featured in this Sunday's edition of the Telegram & Gazette. Please take a moment to learn more about how our partners and others are working to promote positive health outcomes, and improve quality of life for thousands of MassHealth members.
News Briefs from The Bridge of Central Massachusetts
Webster Five Foundation Donates $10,000 to The Bridge for Youth Employment
The Webster Five Foundation has donated $10,000 to support The Bridge's Youth Employment program, according to Bridge President and CEO Ken Bates. The Foundation donated $5,000 and then offered to match up to $5,000 additional for gifts from other financial institutions. Other financial organizations who donated include Peoples Bank, United Bank, Bay State Savings and Cornerstone Bank. The Youth Employment Program will help young people who have mental health challenges to receive education and support around obtaining and maintaining employment after school or in the summer.
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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