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Back to School Shopping? Support Bridgewell

August 20, 2019 11:34 am Published by Comments Off on Back to School Shopping? Support Bridgewell

Back to school shopping? When you use Amazon Smile, Bridgewell benefits! Click here to designate Bridgewell as your charity of choice through Amazon Smile: http://ow.ly/S85P50vDhil


2019 Fund a Need Auction Update

August 13, 2019 11:24 am Published by Comments Off on 2019 Fund a Need Auction Update

Earlier this year, at the 2019 Imagine the Possibilities Gala, we raised over $338,000 through sponsorships, tickets, donations, the raffle and night-of auctions. In the evening’s Fund a Need Auction, gala guests bid on items needed by people in our care – from basic necessities to making dreams come true. Thanks to your generosity, we received over $40,000 to the...


Safe Living Expo 2019

July 29, 2019 11:00 am Published by Comments Off on Safe Living Expo 2019

In June, over 100 employees and people in our care attended Bridgewell’s annual Safe Living Expo. Attendees were able to participate in hands on activities on a number of topics. At the skin safety table a representative of Cigna was present with a Dermascan machine where attendees where able to take a closer look at their skin.  Waltham Pest Control...


2019 Urban Youth Collaborative Program

July 23, 2019 11:29 am Published by Comments Off on 2019 Urban Youth Collaborative Program

Bridgewell has 20 Urban Youth Collaborative Program interns this summer working in a variety of programs from day programs to residences. UYCP places young people from diverse backgrounds in residential, vocational and administrative settings to gain experience in human services. In addition to internship coordinators, peer leaders and DDS employees, DDS Commissioner Jane Ryder joined the group and encouraged the...


Congrats to Residential Supervisor Stephanie Valente!

July 23, 2019 11:01 am Published by Comments Off on Congrats to Residential Supervisor Stephanie Valente!

Bridgewell Residential Supervisor Stephanie Valente recently completed the Providers’ Council Nonprofit Human Services Management Certificate Program at Suffolk University. This yearlong, graduate-level certificate program has been specifically designed for mid-career professionals in nonprofit organizations. It focuses on building skills that are necessary to excel in human services management. To learn more, click here. Stephanie, who had a wonderful experience with...


Passport Camp Volunteers

July 2, 2019 8:00 am Published by Comments Off on Passport Camp Volunteers

Bridgewell was thrilled to host a great group of student volunteers with through the PASSPORT Youth Camp program! Throughout their trip, they worked with maintenance to assemble trash bins, paint and clean up Bridgewell’s main storage space, held an ice cream party at Bridgewell’s Kelly J. Martin Center, and shined up Bridgewell’s fleets of vans with a car wash. Based...


Bridgewell Residential Programs and Day Program Working Together

June 25, 2019 12:06 pm Published by Comments Off on Bridgewell Residential Programs and Day Program Working Together

Two of Bridgewell’s residences and Bridgewell’s Rosewood III Day Program recently broke ground on their joint vegetable gardens. This summer, all three programs will work together to maintain the two gardens and share the vegetables they produce. This partnership will provide healthy, nutritious food for the residence and day program for cooking projects. Along with providing educational opportunities to learn...