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Bridgewell Attends 37th Annual Legislative Reception

On March 9, twenty-three Bridgewell Self-Advocates and staff members attended The Arc of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council’s 37th Annual Legislative Reception at the Massachusetts State House.  Self-Advocates Patty and Aaron pose for a photo above. The Legislative Reception serves as an opportunity for individuals with disabilities, family members, advocates, public officials and […]

Support Bridgewell through the Boston Globe GRANT program

Are you a Boston Globe subscriber? If so, we need your help! The Boston Globe GRANT is a program for readers to show their support for non-profits by selecting their favorite organization to earn free advertising space. Bridgewell received a free advertisement through last year’s Boston Globe GRANT program, which was used to recruit talented staff. Subscribers […]

Special Olympics: Take the PLUNGE!

Save the Date! February 28, 2015 12:00 Revere Beach The weather on February 28th could very well be exactly as it is today – perfect for a dip in the lovely Atlantic Ocean! What better time to try on your favorite swimsuit than in February? Pictured above: 2014 Bridgewell’s Polar Plunge team Team Bridgewell will […]

Bridgewell Volunteers at Phillips Manor Nursing Home in Lynn

Recently participants from Bridgewell’s Community Based Day Supports (CBDS) have been going to volunteer at Phillips Manor Nursing Home in Lynn. Some of the favorite activities of the volunteers and the residents include hand massages with aroma therapy lotions, seated exercises to music, reading and listening to stories and spending time together. CBDS participant Elaine […]

Health, Wellness and Friendship at the YMCA!

As part of the Fund a Need auction, Bridgewell is able to purchase group memberships for individuals in our services to attend local YMCAs/YWCAs. We distribute the memberships to programs and individuals that have interest in attending YMCAs/YWCAs to become active and healthy. Judith, who lives at our Merrill Street residence, is energetic and outgoing. […]

Pathfinder Needs Your Help!

Pathfinder is always in need of toiletries – shampoos, soaps, disposable razors and sanitary products – to be distributed to people at the Pathfinder Drop-in Center – all very basic items that many of us take for granted. Pathfinder Needs: Shampoos Soaps Disposable Razors Sanitary Products Lotions Oral Health Products Trial Sizes are ideal! Donations […]

Bridgewell honors Ann Couture from Saugus Kmart with inaugural Champion Award

Bridgewell is pleased to announce Ann Couture as the first recipient of Bridgewell’s Employment Supports Champion Award. Olwyn, who works at Kmart through Bridgewell’s Employment Supports program, nominated Ann. Pictured above in the group photo, left to right: Bridgewell Career Specialist Judd Tomaselli, Day Services Supervisor Victoria Jasper, Career Specialist Ashley Smallwood, Kmart’s Ann Couture, Bridgewell […]

Bridgewell Residents Attend The Lion King

Individuals from Bridgewell’s specialized autism residences visited the Boston Opera House for an autism friendly performance of The Lion King last month. This performance is a push to create more inclusive and inviting environment for individuals with autism to enjoy live theater.  They all had a great time!

CARF and DDS Licensing Success

Bridgewell is proud to announce we have been awarded a Three-Year CARF Accreditation. This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It […]

Executive Office of Health and Human Services Secretary John Polanowicz tours Bridgewell

In October 2014, Executive Office of Health and Human Services Secretary John Polanowicz toured Bridgewell’s Rosewood I and II Day Habilitation programs to learn more about the unique services offered to young adults with autism transitioning into adult services. Secretary Polanowicz oversees 15 state agencies in his role including Department of Developmental Services, which funds […]