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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 […]

Open House and Ribbon Cutting for Bridgewell’s New Headquarters!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM 10 Dearborn Road, Peabody, MA 01960 Please join Bridgewell’s staff and Board of Directors, the Mayor of Peabody Edward A. Bettencourt, Jr. and other distinguished guests as we celebrate the opening of Bridgewell’s new headquarters with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house. Light refreshments will […]

Rosewood II’s “Amazingly Autistic”

Under supervision of Career Specialist Marc Jamieson, members of the Rosewood II employment supports team created a new series for public access television entitled “Amazingly Autistic.” This project has focused on educating the individuals how to operate the video equipment, filming vocational activities and employment opportunities within the community, and also highlighting the talents and […]

Bridgewell Community Members Recognized at the ADDP Lead! Conference and Expo!

On May 4, two members of the Bridgewell community were honored at the ADDP Lead! Conference and Expo at the DCU Center in Worcester: Robert Neal and Dan Nadeau. Robert won the Self Determination Award and Dan has won the Direct Support Professional Award for the Northeast region from the Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers. More […]

A Discussion with Bridgewell Parent Maureen O'Connell

As part of autism month in April 2017, we sat down with Maureen O’Connell to discuss her 26-year-old daughter Annie and the impact that Bridgewell has made on their lives. Annie lives in a Bridgewell residential home, attends Rosewood II Day Habilitation Program, a specialized day program for young adults with autism, and receives her […]

Adult Foster Care of North Shore and Northeast Arc Presenting at Bridgewell

On Wednesday, April 26, Bridgewell is hosting two speakers to discuss adult foster care and personal care assistant options to families and guardians. Both presentations will be at Bridgewell’s Family Support Center at 162 Boston Street in Lynn. WHO: Families and Guardians – Join us! WHEN: Wednesday, April 26 TIME: Presentations start at 4:30 WHERE: Bridgewell’s Family Support […]

Press Release – 3-30-2017

Bridgewell Earns Three-Year CARF Accreditation  Distinguished Accreditation Is the Highest Level of Certification That Can Be Given to An Organization; Functional Assessment Tool for Aging Cited as Potential National Model Lynnfield, Mass. – March 30, 2017 –Bridgewell, a Lynnfield based nonprofit dedicated to supporting and helping individuals with intellectual, developmental and psychiatric disabilities and other […]

Press Release – 3-22-2017

Bridgewell Appoints Erin Kennedy as Nurse Prescriber Position to Help Ease High Demand for Pediatric Psychiatric Providers Lynnfield, Mass. – March 22, 2017 – Bridgewell, a Lynnfield based nonprofit dedicated to supporting and helping individuals with intellectual, developmental and psychiatric disabilities and other life challenges, is pleased to announce the appointment of Erin Kennedy as […]