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Major Announcement at The Bridge Regarding New Leadership

THE BRIDGE WELCOMES VETERAN LEADER IN MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Debbie Micchelli Director of Administration 973-228-3000 x318 The Board of Trustees and Staff at The Bridge has announced Louis A. Schwarcz as the new CEO of the organization beginning in July 2017. Mr. Schwarcz joins The Bridge with […]

Bridge receives a $12,000 Community Development Block Grant

The Bridge receives a $12,000 Community Development Block Grant from Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., March 2017 Pictured left to right: The Honorable Anibal Ramos, Jr., North Ward Councilman, Inya Chehade, The Bridge CEO, Bob Masella, The Bridge President, Audrey Lyon, The Bridge Board of Trustee and Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, […]

Bridge received the Beautification award

Bridge received the Beautification award from the Environmental Commission of West Caldwell for outstanding efforts resulting in the environmental enhancement of the community

The Bridge, Irvington, NJ has a New Home

The Bridge’s Irvington programs for Family Preservation Services (FPS) located at 589 Grove Street and Outpatient Counseling and Stepping Stones located at 1065 Clinton Avenue will be moving to a new location on July 1, 2016.  These programs will be operating from 50 Union Avenue, 3rd Floor, in Irvington.  We are excited to move into this […]

Vero Amici for Charity Contributes to The Bridge

In a heartwarming event held at the West Essex First Aid Squad building, members of Vero Amici for Charity donated $1,500 to The Bridge. Our heartfelt thank you goes out to all of the volunteers at Vero Amici for making this donation possible! Shown here (left to right) are Vero Amici President Joe Garamella, Bridge […]

The Bridge Makes a Difference..

Inya Chehade, CEO  The Bridge provides help and support in many different ways. The broad scope of our programs enables us to touch every aspect of core human needs –to feel safe, to be of value, to be whole. On any given day at The Bridge, a family might be working with one of our […]

Peace Model Project Addresses Stress and Bullying

The Caldwell-West Caldwell School District, in collaboration with The Bridge, has launched The Peace Model Project, a three-year, $750K, federally and locally (district) funded program to increase counseling services and character education at our four local elementary schools. The program emphasizes prevention and resiliency (wellness), while providing direct intervention, counseling and crisis response to children […]

The POWER of Thought

Our minds and bodies constantly influence one another. Every single cell in our bodies is tuned into what is happening with our thoughts, so we should take pause and notice what exactly is going on in our heads. Are we criticizing ourselves and others? Are we in blame mode? Are we resentful about something that […]

The Bridge Launches Cutting Edge Programs in a New Home

New Model Combines Therapeutic and Holistic Approach to Behavioral Health On October 26, over 60 members of the Greater Essex Community celebrated the opening of The Bridge Center for Wellbeing and its launch of expanded and innovative programs to promote behavioral health. The open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony, held at 860 Bloomfield Avenue, West Caldwell, […]