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Recreation’s Holiday Events

This month’s Bridgewell’s Adult Recreation and Education program events included cookie decorating, making holiday ornaments and everyone’s favorite game: Jingo Bingo. The group visited one of their favorite spots: Clay Dreaming in Beverly. They each created a ceramic popcorn box, which was then filled with everything you need for a movie night. Very festive classes to bring […]

Annual Winter Warm Clothing Drive

Thanks to a generous anonymous donor, Bridgewell decorated and distributed close to 500 pieces of winter gear to Bridgewell’s programs including our affordable housing and recovery programs as well as other local community organizations, including Lynn Economic Opportunity, Inc. Bridgewell’s Self Advocates volunteered to embellish the new items by pinning on decorated holiday tags.

Bridgewell Employment Supports: Bell Ringing!

Over 20 individuals at Rosewood Drive and Boston Street Employment Supports programs are working as bell ringers for the The Salvation Army’s annual kettle campaign this holiday season. They are ringing bells and singing Christmas carols outside of local grocery stores, including Market Basket and Stop & Shop in Reading. This is a group-supported employment […]

Boston Street Christmas Concert

A tradition continues! Boston Street Center held its sixth annual holiday concert to kick off the season last week. It was a full house with family members, guardians, friends and staff members cheering them on and joining in on the singing. The performance was directed by Debbie Eldred. And thank you to following staff: Donna […]

Bridgewell Recreation Holiday Brunch

Bridgewell’s Adult Recreation and Education program hosted their annual Holiday Brunch at the Salem Moose Family Center. More than 150 individuals and staff attended with several volunteers serving a delicious breakfast. Music was provided by DJ CC for dancing and a few “Bridgewell Carolers” had folks joining in for a sing-a-long.  The event was capped […]

Meet Latisha

Just two weeks ago, she and Izabella moved into a Bridgewell sober apartment. This is their first holiday season living together and in their new home.

Bridgewell Proud Member of ABH

For over 30 years, the Association for Behavioral Healthcare (ABH) has been the leading advocacy organization in Massachusetts’ mental health and addiction services arena. Fighting for high-quality, community-based care for families and individuals with mental illness, addiction and substance-use disorders, ABH provides leadership and statewide coordination on important public policy, financing, preferred clinical models and […]

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 […]

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 […]