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Safe Living Expo 2019

July 29, 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...

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2019 Urban Youth Collaborative Program

July 23, 2019

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...

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Congrats to Residential Supervisor Stephanie Valente!

July 23, 2019

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...

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2019 Rodger Hebert Quality of Care Award

June 20, 2019

Geoff Knowlton, Clinician at Bridgewell Counseling Services was the recipient of the Rodger Hebert Quality of Care Award. The award was named after a loyal and devoted Bridgewell employee who had spent his career supporting people with disabilities. The award is presented to an employee who demonstrates the qualities that most defined Rodger’s commitment to people with disabilities. In the...

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2019 Gailanne Reeh Excellence in Care Award

June 13, 2019

Cheryl Southern, case manager at Bridgewell’s Recuperative Care Center, was presented with the Gailanne Reeh Excellence in Care Award. The award recognizes the compassion and quality of care an employee provides to individuals supported through Bridgewell services. Working at Bridgewell since 2018, her work involves supporting people who are in recovery – working to make them feel respected, valued and...

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Direct Support Professional Conference

November 27, 2018

Massachusetts’ Department of Developmental Services hosted its Direct Support Professional Conference on November 5th & 6th in Cape Cod. The bi-annual conference, consists of two days of high quality learning for direct care staff with numerous workshops and presentations along with ample opportunity for sharing and networking with colleagues.  There were three plenary sessions, multiple break out session to choose from...

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2018 Employee Recognition Night

May 31, 2018

Bridgewell’s annual tradition continued this year with our Employee Recognition Night. This year, we celebrated employees reaching milestones ranging from 3 to 35 employment anniversaries, adding up to over 1,000 years of service. Close to 400 people attended including employees, Board of Directors and families and friends. Highest Service Award Recipients: 30 Years of Service – Wendy Kent, Director of Behavioral Health and Prevention...

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Bridgewell’s New COO: Chris Tuttle

May 1, 2018

Chris Tuttle, Chief Operating Officer Mr. Tuttle is responsible for the overall administration of programs and defined administrative services within Bridgewell. As part of this role, he oversees and provides strategic direction for operational activities in support of regulations, policies, goals and objectives, including maintaining the exceptional quality of Bridgewell’s services. Mr. Tuttle is actively involved in external activities that...

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New Year, New Changes

December 28, 2017

Introducing Bridgewell’s New Director of Professional Development Kristen Janjar I love the opportunities afforded to us at this time of year! We get to be thankful for all we have, be merry in our celebrations and be hopeful about the possibilities for the future. Our work, however, can bring us into the lives of people that don’t always have these...

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