members of the autism services day program doing yoga

About Bridgewell

Bridgewell strengthens communities by providing an unmatched range of social and human services that empower people with disabilities and other life challenges to live safe, self-directed and productive lives.

Bridgewell delivers support through community housing, day programs, outpatient treatment, recovery services, education and employment training through Eastern Massachusetts.

We’re committed to helping people in need, from those with autism to people with substance use disorders, become engaged members of their communities.

Bridgewell is also the industry leader in developing innovative offerings in response to unmet or emerging needs.

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Accreditations and Licensures

In 2017, Bridgewell earned a three-year accreditation from CARF International, the highest level of certification that an organization can achieve. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of international surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable and of the highest quality.
Bridgewell’s services are also licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services, Department of Mental Health and Department of Public Health.

By The Numbers

100+ Programs in 23 communities in eastern Massachusetts

$72 Million annual operating budget

1,600+ Employed by Bridgewell

6,250+ People served annually, including more than 580 people living in Bridgewell housing

5,600 people served at our 4 mental health clinics in Lowell, Chelmsford, Danvers and Lynn

90+ Healthcare professionals on staff

$500,000 Average spent on staff training and certification each year

Our Values

In our relationships and all that we do, we demonstrate these fundamental values:








Inspired by the values of caring and respect, together we guide individuals with disabilities and other challenges to achieve and enjoy their highest quality of life and personal growth.


To be the provider of choice for services to people with disabilities and other special needs, and to be trusted and recognized by all stakeholders for our leadership, innovation, professional expertise, quality of service, accountability and integrity.