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Thank you from Bridgewell.

Thank you for being part of the Bridgewell community. Because of your support, Bridgewell is able to serve more than 6,000 people in over 100 programs across Massachusetts. The work we do is very important, and truly life altering and affirming.  If you haven’t had a chance to check out the video produced for our Gala, please […]

Support Bridgewell this #GivingTuesday!

  About #GivingTuesday Last year, more than 45,000 organizations in 71 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities. #GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give—the […]

How Well Do You Know Bridgewell? 2016 Gala Video

A big thank you to all the staff and individuals who helped make this project possible!  

Legalizing Recreational Marijuana: Think Before You Vote

By Mark S. Kennard, Executive Director of Project COPE Featured in Lynn Daily Item on November 2, 2016. Voters have a critical decision this November on whether to legalize recreational marijuana in Massachusetts.  Even those who advocate for the use of marijuana for medical purposes should carefully consider the full impact of legalizing the sale […]

2016 Gala Information

The 2016 Imagine the Possibilities Gala is just a couple of days away! We know that Friday’s event will be the best one yet. Please share the information below with your guests. A few details to note: Dress is cocktail attire. Be mindful of Friday night traffic, especially since the Seaport District can be heavily congested. The VIP Reception starts […]

Bridgewell’s Adult Education and Recreation: Going Green

Bridgewell’s Adult Education and Recreation program held a “Going Green” series in August and September. At Steve’s Florist & Greenhouse in Lynn, owner Salvy Migliaccio, Jr. showed the group how to plant, feed, water and add TLC to the plants each participant took home. Participants took a tour of the greenhouse, moved summer plants inside […]

DSP Week Celebrations at Boston Street Day Habilitation Center

Program Director Betsy Stockwell and Assistant Program Director Amanda Murray surprised staff during Direct Support Professional Week with little gifts to say thank you and raffles supported by local businesses. Staff was recognized every day of the week with little gestures – donuts, hand sanitizer, life savers, gum and the week ended with a staff […]

Best Wishes in your Retirement, Mandy!

Northeast Regional Director of the Department of Developmental Services Mandy Chalmers will be retiring after a 44 year career with the Department of Developmental Services. Mandy started her career at the Fernald Developmental Center and then worked at the DDS Central Office as Chief of Staff to the Commissioner.  Mandy was DDS’s go-to staff person […]

Living Longer Conference Success

With more than 400 people in attendance, Bridgewell’s second Living Longer: Aging with Intellectual Disability Conference was a success. Dr. Julie Moran presented her keynote “Reflecting Back, Looking Ahead:  What’s New in Aging and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.” During her introduction, Commissioner Elin Howe praised Bridgewell’s ongoing commitment to aging adults with disabilities. Commissioner Howe discussed […]

Free Workshop: The Basics of Special Education Laws

The Basics of Special Education Laws Learn how to be better advocates for your child’s educational needs. Learn more about special education advocacy and the laws that give you the right to request services for your child. Speaker:  Vineesha Sow, Esq. Staff Attorney – Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts Location: Bridgewell, Family Support Resource Center, 162 Boston […]