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Legislative Breakfast – Caring for Those Who Care

Monday, September 30, 2019

On September 27, at Peabody City Hall, community members from Bridgewell, Centerboard, Key Program, LifeLinks, Class, NFI Massachusetts, Northeast Arc and Wayside hosted the Northeast Human Service Advocacy Legislative Breakfast: Caring for Those Who Care. The breakfast discussed the pay inequity in the community-based human services sector between state and private workers. An entry-level state social worker with a bachelor’s degree...

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Caring for People Who Care – Dan Nadeau’s Testimonal

Monday, September 30, 2019

Good morning.  Thank you for allowing me to speak today and share my experiences and views on the negative effect of the significant wage gap between public and private sector employees doing the same work. My name is Dan Nadeau, and I have been in the field for 21 years, exclusively in the private sector, working with developmentally and intellectually...

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Autism Awareness Month

Monday, April 1, 2019

April is Autism Awareness Month and today is World Autism Awareness Day! Learn more about Bridgewell’s Autism Services: http://ow.ly/GRjP50oLj8G

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Bridgewell Self Advocates Attend SABE

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) is the nation’s self-advocacy organization whose mission is to ensure that people with disabilities are treated as equals and that they are given the same choices, rights, responsibilities, and chances to speak up to empower themselves, opportunities to make new friends and to learn from their mistakes. Bridgewell self-advocates Dianna, Flo, Justin and Bill attended the...

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What is Stigma?

Thursday, May 18, 2017

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 shame that can be felt...

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Bridgewell Proud Member of ABH

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

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 quality assurance issues. ABH is...

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Legalizing Recreational Marijuana: Think Before You Vote

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

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 of marijuana for recreational use....

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National Recovery Month

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery, just as we celebrate health improvements made by those who...

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Bridgewell’s Project COPE Opens New Outpatient Clinic in Lynn

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Held in conjunction with National Recovery Month, Project COPE, an affiliate of Bridgewell, held an open house on September 14 at our new clinic on 66 Silsbee Street in Lynn. Since 1970, Project COPE has been a leading provider of community-based prevention, education and treatment for individuals and their families struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Project COPE merged with...

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