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Stearns Training Center

In May 2017, Bridgewell’s board of directors and staff gathered for a special dedication of Bridgewell’s Training Center in honor of past President & CEO Bob Stearns. Throughout his 13 years, Bob’s thoughtful and caring leadership was not limited to the people Bridgewell serves but also its employees. He demonstrated his commitment to Bridgewell staff […]

Team Bridgewell Summer Olympic Games!

This year, over 30 athletes competed in 66 track and field events including a wheelchair slalom and obstacle course, 25-50M assisted walks,100-3000M independent walks, 50-200 meter runs, 4×100 relay, tennis ball, softball and turbo-jav throws, and the long jump. Team Bridgewell Medal Count: Gold = 19 Silver = 18 Bronze = 10 4th = 8 5th […]

2016 Imagine the Possibilities Gala

Thank you for supporting Bridgewell’s 2016 Imagine the Possibilities Gala! More than 335 people attended this year’s gala, helping to raise just over $300,000 for Bridgewell and its mission. To date, the gala has raised just over $2 million in generous donations since the first one was held in 2008. Congratulations to our honorees: Marylou […]

Ask the CEO

Questions about Bridgewell? Certain programs? Policies? We’ve set up this form for staff to ask questions about the organization and will answer them in the CEO emails.   Please note: This form is for Bridgewell employees. If you are looking for information on a program or specific client questions, please click here.

2017 Open House and Ribbon Cutting

It was a great afternoon celebrating with Bridgewell staff and Board of Directors, the Peabody Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt, Jr. and other distinguished guests celebrating the opening of Bridgewell’s new headquarters with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house.   Click through the photo gallery below and check out this great video of the program!   […]

2017 Open House & Ribbon Cutting Video
Supervisory Skills Certification – 2017

This year, Bridgewell celebrates its 20th Anniversary of Supervisory Skills Certification course. “Sups Skills” started in 1997, Assistant Director of Training Gary LaPierre created the curriculum, modifying it throughout the past two decades to meet the needs of the organization. The curriculum focuses on different areas of leadership and management. It prepares Bridgewell employees in a […]

Rita turns 90!

From Program Director Jamie Hersey, pictured above with Rita: On May 11, Rita, who was featured in our last Gala video and lives in a Bridgewell residence, turned 90! An intimate group of her close friends and Bridgewell family surprised her with a party at the Roma restaurant in Bradford. The attendance of Rita’s best friend […]

Gardening at Bridgewell's Affordable Housing Programs

Spring has sprung! Al and Bill, tenants through Bridgewell’s Affordable Housing program, have been found their green thumb with the warmer weather! Al and Bill selected and shopped for the flowers for two of our affordable housing buildings in Lynn. Both are very proud of their apartment building and take pride in both the inside […]

What is Stigma?

From the National Alliance on Mental Illness: People experiencing mental health conditions often face rejection, bullying and even discrimination. This can make their journey to recovery longer and more difficult. Stigma is when someone, or you yourself, views you in a negative way because you have a mental health condition. Some people describe stigma as […]