In the News

Below is a collection of news coverage from recent years.

Vocations: Declaring Independence
New York Times, October 1, 2017

Guest opinion: Celebrating 10 years offering recovery and hope
Newburyport Daily News, September 29, 2017

Special Report: Women & Opioids
Glamour Magazine, October Issue

Bridgewell Opens New Center for Young Adults with Autism
Northshore Magazine, September 2017

Choosing life: Drug diversion program marks 10th anniversary
The Salem News, September 27, 2017

Amazingly Autistic: Opens Eyes and Doors
NBC10, September 20, 2017

Bridgewell names CEO
Danvers Herald, September 19, 2017

Bridgewell Appoints Kelly Martin as CEO and President
MassNonprofit News, September 15, 2017

Day services program for young autistic adults opens in Billerica
Billerica Minuteman, September 13, 2017

North Shore officials work together on opioid crisis
The Salem News, September 14, 2017

Opioid fatalities decline, But challenges lie ahead
The Newburyport News, September 7, 2017

Our view: Many tools needed to slow fentanyl’s march
The Salem News, September 5, 2017

Officials: Lowell has ended veteran homelessness
Lowell Sun, August 22, 2017

Functional Assessment Tool for Aging People with Disabilities
CARF, ECS Promising Practices, August 2017

New Beverly cable series educates public about autism
Wicked Local – Beverly, July 27, 2017

The Import Role of Adult Service Providers in the Transition Process
Autism Spectrum News, Summer 2017

Neal Inspires Special Olympics Athletes To Unlock Their Potential
Lynn Item, July 6, 2017

How a Local Drug Diversion Program Is Trying to Break the Cycle of Addiction in Massachusetts
Route 50, June 28, 2017

Bridgewell Celebrates New Peabody Headquarters
North Shore Magazine, June-July 2017

Golden Role: Former Special Olympian Rob Neal Excels in Coaching Ranks
Lynn Journal, June 17, 2017

Bridgewell Moves to Peabody
Peabody Advocate, June 16, 2017

WCVB 5 Boston, June 13, 2017
Recovery coaches reach out after overdoses
The Salem News, June 6, 2017

Bridgewell Earns Three-Year CARF Accreditation
Lynnfield Patch, March 30, 2017

Bridgewell Appoints Erin Kennedy as Nurse Prescriber
Chelmsford Patch, March 22, 2017

Bridgewell Honors Gordon College’s Tyler Blake with Champion Award
Hamilton-Wenham Patch, March 16, 2017

Bridgewell Gets $190K For Autism Programs
The Daily Item, March 8, 2017

Bridgewell Receives Grant for Autism, Intellectual and Developmental Services from Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation
Lynnfield, Salem, Peabody, Danvers Patch, March 7, 2017

Lynn faces cutback in outreach funding as opioid deaths rise
The Boston Globe, February 27, 2017


Lynn Agencies Get 1.7 Million to Continue Work
The Daily Item, December 20, 2016

Overdose deaths in Mass. continue to surge
Boston Globe, November 7, 2016

Think Before You Vote – Kennard Op Ed Marijuana 11.02.16
November 2, 2016, Op-Ed, Lynn Daily Item

New data give glimmer of hope in fight against overdose deaths
The Boston Globe, October 13, 2016

Lynn Schools Put to the Test
October 6, 2016, Lynn Daily Item

Bridgewell to move its headquarters to Peabody
The Salem News, September 16, 2016

5 for Good:Baseball team, non-profit supporting workers with disabilities
WCVB, August 4, 2016

Lynn Baseball Team Gives Adults With Special Needs Employment Opportunities
CBS-News, July 28, 2016

Recovering in Salem
SATV Public Channel 3, July 2016

A Fulfilling Partnership
Baseball Digest, June 2016

Bridgewell Scores for Navigators
Item Live, June 14, 2016

Nonprofit hone in on homelessness through survey
Item Live, May 10, 2016

The Changing Face of Heroin
Us & Them PodCast, April 2016

Aging Out: What’s Next for Adults with Autism?
WGBH, April 27, 2016

Autism In Adulthood: The Challenges Parents Face When Their Children Turn 22 In Massachusetts
Greater Boston, WGBH News, April 26, 2016

Dealing with Autism as an Adult
WBZ 1030, News Radio, April 15, 2016

For parents of autistic kids, 22nd birthday often arrives with dread
Boston Globe, April 13, 2016

Meeting the Needs of Autistic Adults
NECN, April 4, 2016

Talking Recovery in Lynn
Lynn Item, March 16, 2016

City Finds a Home for All Its Vets
Lynn Item, March 15, 2016

Looking to Find Inner Peace in Downward Dog
Lynn Item, March 14, 2016

In just minutes, House unanimously OKs bill to combat opioid crisis
WCVB-TV Channel 5, March 9, 2016

Mass House passes bill to combat opiate scourge
Fox 25, WFXT, March 9, 2016

Life or Death Lesson for City Councilors
Item Live, February 24, 2016

Lowell Sun Video Feature, February 2016.

Lowell outreach crews see growing toll of homelessness
Lowell Sun, February 14, 2016

DA: Stay in the classroom and out of the courtroom
The Daily Item, February 1, 2016


Click here to watch a feature on Project COPE in Spanish.
Carla Rojo, Univision Boston
December, 2015

Lewis is a champion for developmentally disabled
The Daily Item, December 16, 2015

Antidrug pitch aimed at middle schools
The Daily Item, December 12, 2015

Local police get message about addiction, treatment
The Salem News, December 10, 2015

DA’s program gives addicts a chance at a clean record
Salem News, Daily News of Newburyport, Gloucester Times and Eagle-Tribute, December 4, 2015

Click the link below to listen to WBUR’s feature on Project Cope, an affiliate of Bridgewell.

Bridgewell Annual Gala Raises $400K, Setting a Record
Mass Nonprofit News, November 16, 2015

Bridgewell’s Project COPE Partners with Lynn Boys & Girls Club to Establish Prevention Program
Lynnfield Patch, November 5, 2015

Wakefield Resident Named to Bridgewell Board
Wakefield Patch, November 5, 2015

People on the Move: Karl-Henry Francois
Boston Business Journal, November, 2015

Greenough Grows Nonprofit Practice with Addition of Five Local Institutions
PR News, October 20, 2015

Other facilities say they’re willing to take on displaced patients, clinicians from closed counseling centers
Lowell Sun, October 18, 2015

Please Join the Voices of Recovery
The Lynn Item, Opinion, September 30, 2015

Downtown clinic helps people COPE
The Lynn Item, September 15, 2015

In August 2015, there was a special three-day coverage on Project COPE’s Drug Diversion program on WBZ News Radio. Click below to listen to the stories:

Essex County Drug Diversion Program Hopes To Curb Opioid Epidemic

Young Addict Grateful For Chance To Stay Clean In Drug Diversion Program

Drug Diversion Program Helps Woman Be Super Mom Without Super Drugs

DA sees possible ‘silver lining’ in heroin crisis
Salem News, June 16, 2015

Saluting The Caring Force
The Provider, Providers’ Council Newsletter, May 2015

Cops Battle Heroin by Abandoning Battle on Heroin Users
The Boston Globe, May 7, 2015

Bridgewell recruiters tell hunger to take a hike
The Daily Item, May 2, 2015

Lowell shelters adding staff for storm
Lowell Sun, January 26, 2015


Employee Supports Featured in Greater Lynn Senior Services Newsletter
Horizons Newsletter, Winter 2014

Kmart employee Couture honored by Bridgewell
The  Daily Item, December 16, 2014

Bridgewell Gala Raises $340K to Beat Goal and Set a Record
MassNonprofit, November 21, 2014

Outreach helps Lowell’s homeless on their own turf
Lowell Sun, October 24, 2014

Regional Forum on the Opioid Crisis, Forums on the Ballot Questions, and More
Jason Lewis, October 2014 Newsletter

WCVB President, General Manager Bill honored Nov. 7 at Bridgewell Gala
WCVB-TV Web site, September 29, 2014

Recovery Month more than a slogan for Cope-Bridgewell clients
Lynn Item, September 26, 2014

Saugus man provides reason to ride
Lynn Item, July 28, 2014

Spotlight on Bridgewell: Living with Disabilities
Advocate, The Arc Newsletter, July 2014

People on the Move: Sarantopoulos on the Bridgewell Board
Boston Business Journal, July 2014

Danvers Resident Named to Bridgewell Board
Danvers Patch, June 18, 2014

Will the senate protect people with disabilities?
The Enterprise, May 14, 2014

Bridgewell officials eye expansion
Lynn Item, April 9, 2014

Tsongas visits Lowell Drop-in center
Lowell Sun, March 4, 2014

As heroin overdoses surge, so does treatment training
Lynn Item, February 22, 2014

Support the Pathfinder Drop-in Center
Lowell Chamber of Commerce, February 2014

Van Otterloo Foundation grants Bridgewell $25,000
Marblehead Reporter, January 23, 2014

Bridgewell honored with $25,000 grant from van Otterloo Family Foundation
Chelmsford Patch, January 22, 2014

Two area health care groups finalize merger
Lynn Item, January 21, 2014


Bridgewell Honor
Lynnfield Patch, December 10, 2013

Bridgewell honors Dr. Tim Johnson, Salem State president
Marblehead Reporter, December 2, 2013

22 and Autistic: Now What?
Boston Herald, October 4, 2013

Beverly’s Cummings Foundation awards grant to organization helping young adults with autism, July 26, 2013

Lewis Street residence not just a place to call home for Bridgewell clients
The Daily Lynn Item, July 16, 2013

Seniors focus at Lowell homeless forum
The Lowell Sun, April 11, 2013

Lynnfield Resident Named Bridgewell’s Director of Health Care
Lynnfield Patch, March 2013

John Hyland Named Bridgewell Director of Information Technology
Boston Business Journal, February 2013

News from Senator Katherine Clark
January 2013

Celebrating 55 Years of Help
Boston Business Journal, January 2013


Susan Wornick and Bob Lobel back together – briefly
The Boston Globe, November 2012

Largest Nonprofits in Massachusetts
Boston Business Journal, November 2012

Letter to the Editor: Grateful for the work of Direct Service Providers, Robert Stearns
The Daily Item, September 14, 2012 

Bridgewell to pick up Chelmsford site
The Lowell Sun, August 16, 2012 

For those in need, field-fresh meals: Farm effort gives Lowell shelter residents a healthier menu
The Lowell Sun, August 4, 2012

State Aid Cut to Homeless Families Hurt
The Daily Item, July 17, 2012 

Bridgewell home nears completion
The Daily Item, June 5, 2012 

Warren on listing Native American roots: ‘I’m proud of where I came from’
Lowell Sun, May 7, 2012 

Mass. homeless programs awarded $4.4 million in federal funds
Boston Herald, March 14, 2012

Robbins Appointed to Board of Directors
Salem Evening News, March 7, 2012

Bridgewell Names New Board of Directors
Lynn Item,  February 28, 2012

The Connector

Bridgewell Hard at Work, Spring 2012

Continuum of Care, Fall 2011

Healthy Living, Summer 2011

No Place Like Home, Spring 2011

Portrait Pictures Healthier Lifestyle, Winter 2011

Positive Partnerships, Fall 2010

Bridgewell Sets the Gold Standard, Summer 2010

Meeting the Challenge, Spring 2010

The Connector was a quarterly publication for North Shore non-profits that reached more than 55,000 residences through Spring 2012.  It was distributed through the Salem Evening News, Lynn Daily Item, and the Swampscott and Marblehead Reporters.

Archived News Coverage:

2011 to 2010
2009 to 2008

2007 to 2005