Providing Support, Inspiration and Care
The Bridge helps people with complex challenges by offering individualized services and supports at home and in the community, opportunities for competitive jobs and career or educational growth, and meaningful community connections. Beginning with one program in Westborough, Massachusetts in 1973, The Bridge today has grown to 50 programs in 17 communities throughout the region, with 600 staff members and annual revenue in area of $33 million. See the map below for the area The Bridge serves.
Philosophy and Capabilities of the Bridge
The Bridge believes in providing the best possible care and services in a manner that places the individual at the center, while addressing complex needs, and providing skills, treatment and tools to help individuals achieve their goals.
We provide strong supervision for staff and have a commitment to rigor in implementing programs and services which are evidence-based and culturally-responsive. The Bridge is also committed to measuring and evaluating our services to be sure we are providing the best possible care and achieving desired outcomes.
WHO WE SERVE
The Bridge provides services and supports for individuals with complex behavioral health needs, intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain injury, autism, homelessness, substance use disorders and other complex challenges.
We provide services for children and families, transition-age youth and adults.
The Bridge seeks to serve in a wholistic way -- providing treatment, connections to healthcare providers, care coordination and care management, medication adherence and support, health promotion and community navigation and assistance with such social determinants of health as housing, employment, access to nutrition, transportation and others.