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Urban Youth Collaborative Program Interns 2017

This summer, Bridgewell has 30 interns from administration to programming. Of the 30 internships, 13 positions are funded through the Department of Developmental Services’ Urban Youth Collaborative Program, which provides opportunities for students and recent graduates to learn about the field of disabilities. Through internships in day programs, residences and related administrative functions at Bridgewell in […]

Lynnway Safety Committee Inspects New Space

Bridgewell’s Lynnway Day Habilitation Center is moving to Danvers later this month! The Lynnway Safety Committee took a trip to the new space to conduct a safety inspection. The Committee made sure electrical sockets are covered, stocked first aid and emergency kits were in all the rooms, and fire extinguishers are current and clearly marked. […]

Dave’s Final Presentation at Independence College

For the past few months, Dave, who lives at a Bridgewell residence in Lynn, graduated from Independence College. Independence College (IC) is a program offered by the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council. IC was developed to teach people with developmental disabilities about self-advocacy and their rights. As part of his coursework, Dave had to prepare a […]

Rosewood II’s “Amazingly Autistic” – Episode II

Back to Rosewood II’s “Amazingly Autistic.”

Rosewood II's “Amazingly Autistic” Episode I

Back to Rosewood II’s “Amazingly Autistic.”

Online Giving: Start a Givalanche!

Make an online gift to Bridgewell by June 30 and in your email receipt, you can start a Givalanche! What’s a Givalanche? It’s a feature through our online giving that allows donors to announce their gifts to friends and family on social media. When friends follow the link to contribute, not only can they also […]

Meet Safety Specialist Hannah Gawrys

Did you know June is National Safety Month? Bridgewell is committed to safety at all of our programs. Safety Specialist Hannah Gawrys oversees the overall occupational health and maintains a safe environment for not only those in our care, but also our employees, too. Hannah visits Bridgewell’s programs to inspect any safety needs, trains staff […]

Did you know it is National Safety Month?

June is National Safety Month! Tips from the National Safety Council to help eliminate tripping hazards to prevent falls at home and at work: Secure electrical and phone cords away from walking areas, such as hallways or in front of your desk Use non-skid rugs and be sure to tape them down to prevent rolling […]

Lynn Continuum of Care Annual Meeting and Awards Breakfast

Yesterday, the Lynn Continuum of Care (COC) held its Annual Meeting and Awards Breakfast. Over 25 local organizations are part of the Lynn COC including Bridgewell and all work in collaboration to end homelessness. Bridgewell’s Elaine White, Director of Housing, serves as President of the Executive Board. During the meeting, scholarships were presented to Gilley Kabamba who […]

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 […]