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Rosewood Celebrates Thanksgiving

Bridgewell programs all have special ways of celebrating the holidays! This week, Rosewood II Autism Day Services in Danvers enjoyed an entire Thanksgiving dinner prepared by staff.   The feast included 40 lbs of potatoes, 3 turkeys and a ham. Over 100 people joined the celebration including 52 day program attendees and 22 Bridgewell staff, […]

Boston Street Center: Heather and Kelly

Always smiling, these sisters attend the Boston Street Center together. Both like using the SMARTBoards and iPads to learn about important topics like money management, recycling and staying safe in the community. Heather and Kelly enjoy being around their peers and music. Both are known to belt out their favorite songs and love to participate […]

Boston Street Center: Bernadette

Bernadette is Boston Street Center’s face of fitness. Since starting at the program, she lost over 150 pounds and stopped needing her wheelchair to get around. She maintains a healthy lifestyle by attending weekly exercise groups and the gym. Bernadette also participates in the Boston Street Center’s nutrition group, and enjoys researching, selecting and preparing healthy […]

Tony's Art Gallery

Bridgewell resident Tony, while returning from Plaster Fun Time, stopped at his favorite Dunkin Donuts. The staff complimented his artwork and Tony offered it to them to keep. They displayed the art piece on the wall for everyone to enjoy. Tony added more and more art until the entire wall was filled and Dunkin Donuts […]

Thank you for being part of the Bridgewell community.

Because of your support, Bridgewell helps over 6,250 people live safe, self-directed and productive lives. This time of year is filled with gratitude and we are so thankful that you are part of the Bridgewell community.  Thank you.

2017 Holiday Giving Tree

This year, Bridgewell staff created a Holiday Giving Tree for people in need in our services. Over 115 hand-made ornaments with gift requests were decorated by Bridgewell’s Boston Street Center. Thank you to all who made this possible – there were many elves involved at many levels so thank you!

Greater Lowell Community Foundation Visits Bridgewell

On November 8 , Jay Linnehan, Executive Director of the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, visited Bridgewell’s Lowell Adult Day Treatment program and Bridgewell Counseling Services – Lowell.   Mr. Linnehan was joined by Andrew Stephens, Clinical Director and Renee Heusser, Assistant Clinical Director. Bridgewell provides behavioral health services to more than 2,100 people in this location […]

Theodore Edson Parker Foundation Supports Bridgewell

On November 3, Luis Pedroso, trustee of the Theodore Edson Parker Foundation, visited Bridgewell’s Lowell Adult Day Treatment program and Bridgewell Counseling Services – Lowell.  The Foundation generously funded $40,600 toward the renovations of the building where the clinics are located.   Bridgewell provides behavioral health services to more than 2,100 people in this location. Through […]

Halloween at Dearborn

With the Boston Street Day Habilitation Center temporarily located at Bridgewell’s Headquarters in Peabody, staff decided to have some Halloween fun including a pumpkin and office decorating contest and a dance party! Departments across the organization participated and Bridgewell’s Finance Department took first place by converting a conference room into a haunted house. All entries […]

Program Director Sarah LePoer Receives Gunnar Dybwad Supporter Award

On Saturday October 14 at the MA Advocates Standing Strong Annual Conference held in Marlboro, Sarah LePoer was awarded the Gunnar Dybwad Supporter Award for the Northeast Region.  The Gunnar Dybwad Supporter Award is presented to a support staff who assists self-advocates in all aspects of the self-advocacy movement.  The supporter is a mentor, an […]