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2018 – A Year of Evolution and Expansion

December 24, 2018

By Chris Tuttle, Interim Chief Executive Officer 2018 has been a year of change and growth for Bridgewell. As the new year approaches, I’d like to take a moment to reflect upon the formative events and moments that have shaped us all both personally and professionally, and share thoughts on where we’re headed in 2019. Over the last twelve months...

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Measuring Dementia in People with Intellectual Disabilities

December 10, 2018

There are an estimated 5.3 million people in the U.S. with Alzheimer’s disease and by the year 2030, that number is expected to increase to 7.7 million. This devastating disease is the most common form of dementia and according to the Alzheimer’s Association, someone is diagnosed every 65 seconds. Because people with Down Syndrome experience accelerated aging, they are at...

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Lynn CoC HUD Application

July 26, 2018

Bridgewell is a partner in the Lynn Continuum of Care, a collaboration of agencies serving Lynn residents who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness. As part of our annual funding process, we will  be participating in a community review of questions HUD has included in the application. These questions address how we work together to identify and address the needs...

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Roseway First Aid/CPR Training

March 22, 2018

Last month, Bridgewell Staff Developer Sarah Myers went to the Roseway Day Hab and certified 16 people in our services in First Aid/CPR.  The group included individuals from the Roseway Safety Committee looking to get re-certified from the 2016 training and several new additions.  This is the second time Bridgewell training has been able to offer this course to our...

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Greater Lowell Community Foundation Visits Bridgewell

November 13, 2017

On November 8 , Jay Linnehan, Executive Director of the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, visited Bridgewell’s Lowell Adult Day Treatment program and Bridgewell Counseling Services – Lowell.   Mr. Linnehan was joined by Andrew Stephens, Clinical Director and Renee Heusser, Assistant Clinical Director. Bridgewell provides behavioral health services to more than 2,100 people in this location The Greater Lowell Community Foundation...

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Now Open – Rosewood Day Services Program in Billerica!

September 28, 2017

Responding to the demand for more Bridgewell specialized day programs for younger adults with autism, Bridgewell has opened Rosewood Day Services Program for people living in Central Middlesex, Merrimack Valley and Lowell regions. High-quality programming includes: Technology Physical fitness Community integration Functional academics Career exploration to employment through volunteerism And much more! To request a tour or more information, please...

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We’ve Moved!

March 16, 2017

Please note: Bridgewell Administrative Offices, Training Department and Residential Supervisors new location as of April 10: 10 Dearborn Road Peabody, MA 01960 All fax and phone numbers will remain the same.

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Thank you from Bridgewell.

November 18, 2016

Thank you for being part of the Bridgewell community. Because of your support, Bridgewell is able to serve more than 6,000 people in over 100 programs across Massachusetts. The work we do is very important, and truly life altering and affirming.  If you haven’t had a chance to check out the video produced for our Gala, please do. It’s a beautiful testament...

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Urban Youth Collaborative Program Interns 2016

September 1, 2016

This summer, Bridgewell had close to 30 interns from administration to programming. Of the 30 internships, 10 positions were funded through the Department of Developmental Services’ Urban Youth Collaborative Program, which provides opportunities for students and recent graduates to learn about the field of disabilities. Through internships in day programs, residences and related administrative functions at Bridgewell in facilities north of Boston,...

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