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Bridgewell, Inc.

Connecting People with Possibilities

Peabody, MA   |  www.bridgewell.org

Mission

Bridgewell inspires hope and empowers people experiencing life challenges to achieve their fullest potential.

Ruling year info

1971

President and CEO

Mr. Christopher Tuttle

Main address

10 Dearborn Road

Peabody, MA 01960 USA

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Formerly known as

Greater Lynn Mental Health and Retardation Association

EIN

04-2296940

NTEE code info

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

Other Housing Support Services (L80)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Affordable Housing and Homeless Services

Bridgewell administers 200 housing vouchers for very-low income people who are disabled and their families so that they can afford safe and suitable housing in their communities. Participants must meet the income eligibility guidelines and have proof of a disability to qualify for the program. Bridgewell is a designated housing authority and as such abides by all applicable local and federal requirements.

Bridgewell works with those in our substance use disorder treatment programs to move into a sober, supportive and safe housing environment to continue their road of recovery through Bridgewell’s Affordable Housing programs.
Through collaboration with Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Lynn Housing Authority and Neighborhood Development, Bridgewell offers safe, clean, affordable housing units ranging from single room occupancies to one-bedroom apartments for men, women and their children.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Homeless people

Bridgewell's Behavioral Health Services include outpatient psychotherapy and medication management for individuals with psychiatric and developmental disabilities. Our experienced team of providers ensures that individuals and their families/guardians, other care providers and advocates are active collaborators in the process of recovery, growth and change.Bridgewell Counseling Services (BCS) - Lowell and ChelmsfordOur standard outpatient services include medication assessment and management, diagnosis and treatment, and individual, couples, and group psychotherapies. BCS in Chelmsford also provides services to children and families.The Sovner Center - DanversThe Sovner Center specializes in psychiatric assessment, medication management and psychotherapy services to adults with a dual diagnosis of developmental and psychiatric disability. Lowell Adult Day Treatment (LADT)LADT is a structured 5-day per week, intensive group psychotherapy program for individuals with severe mental illness who may also have co-occurring substance abuse disorders. The LADT team of clinicians works collaboratively with individuals and their provider team to avoid inpatient hospitalization; better manage symptoms of mental illness; increase independence and socialization skills; and achieve educational, occupational and recovery goals.START Clinical Support ServicesSTART (Systemic, Therapeutic, Assessment, Respite & Treatment) provides short-term, community-based crisis prevention, intervention and behavior support for individuals dually diagnosed with developmental and psychiatric disabilities. The clinical support team is uniquely qualified to assist in preventing crises and minimizing the need for unnecessary psychiatric hospitalization.

Population(s) Served
People with psychosocial disabilities
People with disabilities

Bridgewell is a leader on the cutting-edge of autism services. We specialize in helping young adults that are transitioning from the educational system to adult services through day programs, community housing, outpatient treatment, education and employment training.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
People with disabilities

Bridgewell supports people with substance use disorders. Each person requires a different mix of services; outpatient treatment, community and recovery housing and job training are just some of the ways Bridgewell can help. We work in coordination with area hospitals and the state court system to identify people in need and put them on the path to recovery.

Population(s) Served
Substance abusers
Incarcerated people

Bridgewell supports people with intellectual, mental and physical disabilities through community housing, day programs, employment services and other offerings aimed at empowering them to live safe, self-directed and productive lives.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Substance abusers

Bridgewell serves people with life challenges experiencing homelessness. Housing programs include counseling focused on helping people begin the process of reentry into mainstream society.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
People with disabilities

Bridgewell helps people with extensive medical and/or behavioral challenges in addition to their other disabilities. We also develop support as unmet or emerging needs evolve, such as early onset dementia.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
People with diseases and illnesses

Bridgewell is a leader in the advancement of social and human services. We offer continuing education and professional development for mental health and healthcare professionals as well as educators across New England with workshops and conferences on a variety of clinical and management topics.

Population(s) Served
Caregivers
Families

Where we work

Accreditations

CARF International: Community Services: Community Housing- 3 year

CARF International: Community Services: Community Integration- 3 year

CARF International: Community Services: Respite Services- 3 year

CARF International: Community Services: Supported Living- 3 year

CARF International: Community Employment Services: Job Development- 3 year

CARF International: Community Employment Services: Job Supports- 3 year

CARF International: Community Employment Services: Job-Site Training- 3 year

CARF International: Employment Services: Employment Planning Services- 3 year

CARF International: Employment Services: Employment Services Coordination- 3 year

CARF International: Crisis Intervention: Integrated DD/Mental Health (Adults)- 3 year

CARF International: Day Treatment: Mental Health (Adults)- 3 year

CARF International: Crisis Intervention: Integrated DD/Mental Health (Adults)- 3 year

Awards

Richard J. Bond Supervisor Award of Excellence to Bridgewell staff member Kelli Hyland 2011

Providers' Council

Honorary mentions for Self-Determination Award to Dianna Lopilato and Elmer "Skip" Marshall (individuals served by Bridgewell) 2012

Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers

Director Support Professional, Northeast Region award to Bridgewell staff member Linda Conley 2013

Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers

The 2013 Self-Determination Award to Elmer "Skip" Marshall (an individual served by Bridgewell) 2013

Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers

Affiliations & memberships

Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers

Massachusetts Nonprofit Network

Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Bridgewell is a non-profit social and human services organization dedicated to strengthening communities. Headquartered in Peabody, Mass., Bridgewell empowers 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. Its staff of more than 1,400 professionals serves approximately 6,300 people and their families. Bridgewell is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and fully licensed by the state.

Bridgewell employees over 1600 in over 100 programs across 23 cities in towns in Massachusetts. It is our goal to continue expanding our reach and also our program offerings moving forward.

Because of Bridgewell's size and length of service to the communities we serve. Bridgewell is uniquely aligned to continue growing and expanding it's offerings in Massachusetts and potentially beyond.

Bridgewell is very well known in the communities it serves as a leader in the three areas of service that we provide, adults with disabilities, low income housing and homelessness and substance abuse and mental health.

Financials

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Operations

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Bridgewell, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 11/03/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Robert Hallett

Retired VA Executive

Term: 2020 - 2022


Board co-chair

Ms. Kerry Ann Hayon

VP, Operations, Integrated Medical Group - Covenant Health

Term: 2020 - 2022

Jeffrey Roy Executive Director

Sourcing Strategy and Analytics - Boston University

Peter Sheckman M.D. Physician

North Shore Physicians Group - Lynn

Christopher Vaccaro Esq. Partner

Dalton & Finegold, L.L.P.

Cathy Johnson Educator

Parent

Karl-Henry Francois VP Corporate Banking

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Jane Puffer President

Dreamaker Consulting Group

William Stone Compliance Platform Delivery Manager

Dow Jones Risk & Compliance

Sam Hoff Associate

Pierce & Mandell, P.C.

Robin Sutherland VP, Human Resources & Clinical Operatons

Renovia, Inc.

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/3/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data