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The Bridge is a nonprofit community based organization that provides behavioral health care services which are designed to strengthen and support the family and promote the personal growth of children, adolescents, adults and seniors.

We are a private, nonprofit community organization that has been helping families in the Essex County area since 1971.

Individual, group and family counseling are offered by culturally diverse, skilled professional staff in the areas of mental health and substance abuse.

We are accredited by the New Jersey Department of Human Services to provide drug and alcohol treatment services to adolescents and adults.

Our funding support comes from Federal, State, County and Municipal government sources as well as private philanthropic support from individuals, foundations and corporations.

What Makes The Bridge The Best Choice


Every day The Bridge enhances the lives of individuals facing a variety of challenges through individual and group counseling, school based counseling, in-home family preservation services, and family crisis intervention services. Much of our work focuses on children and adolescents facing a myriad of challenges.

We hear over and over again how the counselors at The Bridge have helped and supported clients on their paths towards wholeness, dramatically impacting the course of their lives. Our whole organizational culture is about one thing: making a difference and committing to creating a positive impact on people’s lives.

The Bridge is a leader in providing a variety of mental health and addiction support services to all members of our society. From our beginnings in 1971, The Bridge has grown to serve nearly 1,500 individuals on an annual basis at a variety of locations. Our future goal is to focus on empowering clients throughout the community through individually customized support, education, and counseling and we welcome you to become involved and join us in this vital work.

We are a federally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and are supported through a variety of funding sources including government and private grants and individual donations. Donations are appreciated at all levels, so please consider making a contribution.