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Bridgewell Public Alerts

October 27, 2021 9:18 am Published by Comments Off on Bridgewell Public Alerts

Bridgewell now provides public alerts related to weather delays and closings through our emergency notification system, Regroup.  Please use the form below if you would like to become a subscriber.  You can always reply STOP to a text message alert if you wish to remove yourself from the alerts.


New guidelines for on-site and off-site residential visitations, effective July 3

July 2, 2020 4:05 pm Published by Comments Off on New guidelines for on-site and off-site residential visitations, effective July 3

July 2, 2020 Dear Parents and Guardians, I am pleased to share with you that the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS) has announced guidelines for expanded on-site visitations and the commencement of off-site visitations, effective July 3, 2020.  I also want to share the attestation form that DDS requires parents/guardians to submit when the person served returns to their...


April 9 – Phone Script from CEO

April 9, 2020 12:36 pm Published by Comments Off on April 9 – Phone Script from CEO

In an effort to keep families and guardians informed, President & CEO Chris Tuttle has implemented a twice-weekly phone message. To hear today’s message, please call 339-883-2201. Thank you.


April 2 – Phone Script from CEO

April 2, 2020 1:21 pm Published by Comments Off on April 2 – Phone Script from CEO

Hello Bridgewell Parents & Guardians. I am Christopher Tuttle President & CEO and today is Thursday, April 2. I am happy to share that we continue to not have anyone in our services test positive for COVID-19. However, we do have a few people who are currently being tested. I will continue to keep you informed as we learn more....


March 31 – Phone Script from CEO

March 31, 2020 1:51 pm Published by Comments Off on March 31 – Phone Script from CEO

Hello Bridgewell Parents & Guardians. I am Chris Tuttle President & CEO and today is Tuesday, March 31.  Bridgewell’s Day Habilitation and Employment Support Programs are closed until May 4. The no visitation policy at our programs is in place until May 4. These measures follow Governor Baker’s orders and are to keep everyone safe.  The people in Bridgewell’s residential programs have settled into a nice routine over the last two weeks. The staff...


Window Into Bridgewell

March 31, 2020 12:22 pm Published by Comments Off on Window Into Bridgewell

Window into Bridgewell 👀💜💛 A story series to keep members of our community updated on our programs and the people in our care. We’ll share these stories, videos and pictures through Bridgewell’s social media channels and the Bridgewell website. Follow us @bridgewellorg on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates and search #windowintobridgewell to find all related stories. Window into Bridgewell...


Virtual Music Therapy

March 30, 2020 11:53 am Published by Comments Off on Virtual Music Therapy

In practicing social distancing and keeping those in our programs safe, programs have transitioned traditional therapies to virtual therapies including music services provided through Roman Music Therapy! Music therapists have been setting up group sessions at Bridgewell residences – and our residents are loving it. “Roman Music Therapy Services supports the efforts of physical distancing during this time, and we continue to...


Emergency relief needed immediately to protect thousands of vulnerable individuals

March 27, 2020 12:57 pm Published by Comments Off on Emergency relief needed immediately to protect thousands of vulnerable individuals

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the leaders of four human services trade associations today called on the Administration and the Legislature to provide “immediate emergency relief” to the community-based human services sector that cares for one-in-ten state residents.  Click here for advocacy talking points. The sector, which contains nearly 180,000 jobs across the Commonwealth, is “on the precipice of collapse without aggressive action from state government,” noted the leaders...


Update on COVID-19

March 27, 2020 11:00 am Published by Comments Off on Update on COVID-19

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Bridgewell & My Brother’s Table

March 23, 2020 12:57 pm Published by Comments Off on Bridgewell & My Brother’s Table

In the past week, Bridgewell has worked with My Brother’s Table to secure warm meals for Bridgewell residents to help them save their own pantry of groceries and food. My Brother’s Table prepared so many meals and sandwiches to people in our community housing and individual support programs. Not only does this insure proper nutrition, but prevents them from having...


Connecting Families with Resources and a Sense of Community

March 5, 2020 7:00 am Published by Comments Off on Connecting Families with Resources and a Sense of Community

Navigating services in the world of developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders can be a formidable challenge for any family. Bridgewell’s Family Support Center (FSC) helps families work through these challenges and obtain social services and programs. “We are here to support persons served and families when and where they need it most,” says Judith Doherty, Bridgewell’s Family Support Center...


Bridgewell Bulldogs Take the Gold!

March 3, 2020 10:36 am Published by Comments Off on Bridgewell Bulldogs Take the Gold!

On Sunday March 1, the Bridgewell Bulldogs, Bridgewell’s Unified Player Development Basketball Team participated in the Special Olympics Massachusetts Winter Games State Tournament at the Fay School in Southborough. The Bulldogs competed in the 22 year old + division playing against the Belmont SPORT Braves and the Hopkinton Pride.  Each team played two games and the Bulldogs came out on...


Save the Date: Polar Plunge!

February 26, 2020 11:32 am Published by Comments Off on Save the Date: Polar Plunge!

Don’t miss out on your chance to support Bridgewell’s Special Olympics Teams! Take the plunge! Join Team Bridgewell on Saturday, March 28th 2020 for an icy cold swim in the Atlantic Ocean! Special Olympics Polar Plunge Registration begins at 10:00 AM    |    Plunge at 12:00 PM Revere Beach – 300 Ocean Avenue, Revere, MA 02151 Parking is available on Ocean Avenue. There is a super fun...


Happy 90th Birthday, Francis!

February 20, 2020 12:18 pm Published by Comments Off on Happy 90th Birthday, Francis!

Francis, who attends Bridgewell’s Maple Street Day Program, recently celebrated his 90th birthday. For his special day, his program surprised him with a birthday party. Upon returning from an outing, Francis was surprised in the Great Room by all his friends and Bridgewell staff, who began singing to him, and then presented him with his very own cake. Everyone had...


Valentine’s Day Celebration

February 19, 2020 9:51 am Published by Comments Off on Valentine’s Day Celebration

On Valentine’s Day, three of Bridgewell’s Day Programs from Lynn, Danvers and Stoneham celebrated together at the Kelly J. Martin Center. In recent meetings, Day Program participants expressed the desire to socialize more with other programs. With that feedback in mind, Day Program Directors Amy Hallinan, Molli Marshall and Amanda Murray (pictured right) planned an enormous Valentine’s Day celebration. With...


2020 Night to Shine Prom

February 18, 2020 2:55 pm Published by Comments Off on 2020 Night to Shine Prom

On February 7, Bridgewell attended the 2020 Night to Shine prom, the sixth anniversary of this special event sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. This year’s theme was You Are Beautiful, which is the belief of the foundation, is truly reflected in photos and video from the evening. This year, seventy-five members of the Bridgewell community, including residents and staff,...


Support Bridgewell this Valentine’s Day with AmazonSmile

February 3, 2020 10:36 am Published by Comments Off on Support Bridgewell this Valentine’s Day with AmazonSmile

Will you be our Valentine? Shop at smile.amazon.com and AmazonSmile donates to Bridgewell, Inc. at no cost to you! Please consider using AmazonSmile to support Bridgewell. For eligible purchases through AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Bridgewell when using the link below. Click here for Bridgewell’s AmazonSmile page.


Bruins Recognition

January 29, 2020 1:40 pm Published by Comments Off on Bruins Recognition

Earlier this month, Connor, who lives at a Bridgewell residence and attends one of Bridgewell’s Rosewood Day Programs, was recognized by the Special Olympics and Bruins Foundations at the Boston Bruins game. The night had a fantastic turnout with a fun experience and a victory for the Bruins. Connor also received a custom Bruins jersey and was introduced to the...


Bridgewell Basketball

January 22, 2020 11:41 am Published by Comments Off on Bridgewell Basketball

The Bridgewell Special Olympics team has added a basketball team this winter. The team started in December 2019 and will continue on until March 2020, consisting of persons served and staff volunteers known as partners. A Bridgewell Special Olympics basketball team hasn’t been available for over ten years but we added one this year in response to our growing community....


New Year, New Job: The Faces of Human Services

January 9, 2020 10:19 am Published by Comments Off on New Year, New Job: The Faces of Human Services

Working in human services is challenging yet rewarding work. “Every day a client tells you good job and how much they appreciate you. It’s amazing to watch people grow, and know you’re a part of that growth,” says Molli Marshall, program director of Bridgewell’s Kelly J. Martin day program. Molli Marshall’s career at Bridgewell began three and a half years...


Music Therapy

December 26, 2019 1:32 pm Published by Comments Off on Music Therapy

On November 15th, Maple Street Day Habilitation program hosted a Universal Music Therapy Experience in collaboration with Roman Music Therapy. This event is the final performance of the eight week therapy session and includes singing solos, song writing, open mic/karaoke, a drum circle and a community sing. Everyone enjoyed the weekly music therapy sessions which help develop self expression and...


Passing of Ann Cohen

December 20, 2019 2:32 pm Published by Comments Off on Passing of Ann Cohen

It deeply saddens us to share that former Bridgewell Board member Ann Cohen passed away this past Tuesday, December 17th. Ann was an extraordinary person. She was a volunteer at Bridgewell’s Friendship Club for many years before joining the Bridgewell Board of Directors. She was also a member of the Program Committee, a subcommittee of the Board of Directors, and...


Edible Arrangements Tour

December 13, 2019 3:40 pm Published by Comments Off on Edible Arrangements Tour

Nick D’Alleva, owner of the Edible Arrangements in Peabody, Beverly and Lynn, recently toured Bridgewell’s Rosewood II Day program. He was able to see our work first hand and, as a thank you, sent some fruit and treats for the people in the programs to enjoy. We are excited to have Nick on board again this year as a partner...


2019: A Year of Advocacy and Growth

December 9, 2019 11:55 am Published by Comments Off on 2019: A Year of Advocacy and Growth

By Chris Tuttle, President & Chief Executive Officer 2019 was a year of introspection, advocacy and growth for Bridgewell, both internally and within the community. As the new year approaches, I’d like to reflect upon the programs, services and new initiatives of 2019 that have shaped us as a non-profit and share thoughts on where we’re headed in 2020. Over...


Special Olympics Jolly Jaunt

December 4, 2019 1:45 am Published by Comments Off on Special Olympics Jolly Jaunt

Join Team Bridgewell on Saturday, December 7th for the best holiday themed 5k of the season! This is a professionally timed 5k on a certified 5k course in Boston. The course starts and finishes at the Boston Commons. Boston Common – Boylston St, Boston MA Registration: 8:00 am Walk/Run Start: 9:00 am Awards: 9:45 am- 11:00 am Registration – $35,...


From Homeless to Housing: A Guest’s Recovery at Bridgewell’s Recuperative Care Center

November 14, 2019 1:30 pm Published by Comments Off on From Homeless to Housing: A Guest’s Recovery at Bridgewell’s Recuperative Care Center

An estimated 20,000 people are homeless in Massachusetts, according to a federal report, creating a high demand for services to help people in need. The Recuperative Care Center (RCC) in Lynn is one of only two in the state to provide people who are homeless a safe place to recover from an acute illness or injury; when they no longer...


ADDP and DDP Present: 2019 Talking Tech Conference

November 10, 2019 9:30 am Published by Comments Off on ADDP and DDP Present: 2019 Talking Tech Conference

Bridgewell’s Elaine White (Chief Operations Officer), Chris Tuttle (President & Chief Executive Officer), John Hyland (Director of Information Technology) and Bonnie Hungler (Director of Program and Support Services), attended the Talking Tech 2019 conference this past Thursday at the Newton Marriott. The conference was presented by the ADDP (The Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers) and the DDS (The Department of...


Halloween Surprise

October 31, 2019 11:56 am Published by Comments Off on Halloween Surprise

A Bridgewell community home in Danvers received a beautiful Halloween themed gift from their neighbors in appreciation of the staff’s work. They came to the door with a box of cookies, cupcakes and a card that read: “God Bless You All. Happy Halloween. I watch the wonderful work you all do every day. You all are truly exceptional. You give...


Celebration of Success

October 30, 2019 3:00 pm Published by Comments Off on Celebration of Success

Yesterday, President & CEO Chris Tuttle was at the State House to cheer on Pride’s Deli, a partner in Bridgewell’s Employment Support program. The Massachusetts Regional Employment Collaboratives hosted the inaugural Celebration of Success, to recognize partners, sponsors and employees who have demonstrated commitment to supporting people with disabilities through employment and training efforts. Pride’s Deli of Beverly was one...


Topsfield Fair 2019

October 23, 2019 9:42 am Published by Comments Off on Topsfield Fair 2019

An annual tradition, many people in Bridgewell services enjoyed a trip to the Topsfield Fair. The Fair invited area day programs and facilities during day hours free of charge; 377 people and staff attended – a record number! In addition, Bridgewell’s Kelly J. Martin Employment Program participants worked at the Fair as greeters and volunteers at various exhibits. Over the...


Mainstream Section 8 Housing Voucher Application Waiting List Order to be Established by Lottery

October 23, 2019 8:00 am Published by Comments Off on Mainstream Section 8 Housing Voucher Application Waiting List Order to be Established by Lottery

Bridgewell & Middlesex North Resource Center Inc (MNRC) announce the limited opening of the Mainstream program waiting list.  At the time of admission, the head, spouse or co-head of the household must be a non-elderly (at least 18 years of age and less than 62 years of age) person with disabilities. Preference will be given to those applicants who live...


National Substance Use Prevention Month: A Q&A with Bridgewell Clinician and Prevention Coordinator Michelle Simons

October 21, 2019 12:12 pm Published by Comments Off on National Substance Use Prevention Month: A Q&A with Bridgewell Clinician and Prevention Coordinator Michelle Simons

October is National Substance Use Prevention Month. People struggling with substance use are supported in their recovery through Bridgewell’s Recovery and Prevention Services, which aims to improve quality of life through consultation, collaboration and coordination of care. In a Q&A, Bridgewell Clinician and Prevention Coordinator Michelle Simons shares why seeking help is so important. How can prevention programs help reduce...


Preparing For Emergency

October 17, 2019 2:00 pm Published by Comments Off on Preparing For Emergency

The Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) brings together senior citizens and people with disabilities, local emergency planners, and first responders to prepare for an emergency. Members of the community learn about the personal steps they can take to prepare for different emergency situations. We provide “Emergency Go Packs” that may be needed in the result of an emergency. A federal...


The Right Talent, Right Now: National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 16, 2019 2:24 pm Published by Comments Off on The Right Talent, Right Now: National Disability Employment Awareness Month

The Right Talent, Right Now: Bridgewell is proud to support National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Held each October, NDEAM aims to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. Bridgewell is proud to work with many local businesses to foster disability-friendly work culture. For over 25 years, Bridgewell has successfully...


Legislative Breakfast – Caring for Those Who Care

September 30, 2019 10:47 am Published by Comments Off on Legislative Breakfast – Caring for Those Who Care

On September 27, at Peabody City Hall, community members from Bridgewell, Centerboard, Key Program, LifeLinks, Class, NFI Massachusetts, Northeast Arc and Wayside hosted the Northeast Human Service Advocacy Legislative Breakfast: Caring for Those Who Care. The breakfast discussed the pay inequity in the community-based human services sector between state and private workers. An entry-level state social worker with a bachelor’s degree...


Caring for People Who Care – Dan Nadeau’s Testimonal

September 30, 2019 10:46 am Published by Comments Off on Caring for People Who Care – Dan Nadeau’s Testimonal

Good morning.  Thank you for allowing me to speak today and share my experiences and views on the negative effect of the significant wage gap between public and private sector employees doing the same work. My name is Dan Nadeau, and I have been in the field for 21 years, exclusively in the private sector, working with developmentally and intellectually...


Updated Mission and Vision

September 26, 2019 12:50 pm Published by Comments Off on Updated Mission and Vision

Over the last few years, Bridgewell has grown and expanded. We’ve had changes to our service lines, staffing and more recently, we’ve updated our mission and vision to reflect who we are as an organization. Bridgewell’s updated mission demonstrates that we are not only an organization working with people with disabilities, but a full-service, human services organization that supports the...


Back to School Shopping? Support Bridgewell

August 20, 2019 11:34 am Published by Comments Off on Back to School Shopping? Support Bridgewell

Back to school shopping? When you use Amazon Smile, Bridgewell benefits! For eligible purchases through AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Bridgewell when using the link below. Click here for Bridgewell’s AmazonSmile page.


2019 Fund a Need Auction Update

August 13, 2019 11:24 am Published by Comments Off on 2019 Fund a Need Auction Update

Earlier this year, at the 2019 Imagine the Possibilities Gala, we raised over $338,000 through sponsorships, tickets, donations, the raffle and night-of auctions. In the evening’s Fund a Need Auction, gala guests bid on items needed by people in our care – from basic necessities to making dreams come true. Thanks to your generosity, we received over $40,000 to the...


Safe Living Expo 2019

July 29, 2019 11:00 am Published by Comments Off on Safe Living Expo 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...


2019 Urban Youth Collaborative Program

July 23, 2019 11:29 am Published by Comments Off on 2019 Urban Youth Collaborative Program

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...


Congrats to Residential Supervisor Stephanie Valente!

July 23, 2019 11:01 am Published by Comments Off on Congrats to Residential Supervisor Stephanie Valente!

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...


Passport Camp Volunteers

July 2, 2019 8:00 am Published by Comments Off on Passport Camp Volunteers

Bridgewell was thrilled to host a great group of student volunteers with through the PASSPORT Youth Camp program! Throughout their trip, they worked with maintenance to assemble trash bins, paint and clean up Bridgewell’s main storage space, held an ice cream party at Bridgewell’s Kelly J. Martin Center, and shined up Bridgewell’s fleets of vans with a car wash. Based...


Bridgewell Residential Programs and Day Program Working Together

June 25, 2019 12:06 pm Published by Comments Off on Bridgewell Residential Programs and Day Program Working Together

Two of Bridgewell’s residences and Bridgewell’s Rosewood III Day Program recently broke ground on their joint vegetable gardens. This summer, all three programs will work together to maintain the two gardens and share the vegetables they produce. This partnership will provide healthy, nutritious food for the residence and day program for cooking projects. Along with providing educational opportunities to learn...


2019 Rodger Hebert Quality of Care Award

June 20, 2019 9:15 am Published by Comments Off on 2019 Rodger Hebert Quality of Care Award

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...


June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

June 19, 2019 9:34 am Published by Comments Off on June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. There are more than 130,000 people living with Alzheimer’s in Massachusetts and it is the 6th leading cause of death in the US.  June 18th was Alzheimer’s Advocacy Day at the Massachusetts State House and there were multiple activities to raise awareness about brain health as part of the Alzheimer’s Association’s “June 21st...


Kayem Foundation Tours the Kelly J. Martin Center

June 17, 2019 1:40 pm Published by Comments Off on Kayem Foundation Tours the Kelly J. Martin Center

Earlier this month, Tricia Williams and Patrick Monkiewicz from the Kayem Foundation toured Bridgewell’s Kelly J. Martin Center to see and experience the recently completed sensory room, which the foundation funded with a $25,000 grant. Day Services Supervisor Lizabeth Dollard, Program Director Betsy Stockwell and President & CEO Christopher Tuttle led the tour. Bridgewell’s sensory room serves as a therapeutic space that...


2019 Massachusetts Special Olympics State Games

June 17, 2019 12:45 pm Published by Comments Off on 2019 Massachusetts Special Olympics State Games

Team Bridgewell had 27 athletes competing in 53 events at the 2019 Massachusetts Special Olympics State Games. Track events included wheel chair walking, running and field events, as well as tennis and softball throws. Team Bridgewell came home with the following medals: Gold -19 Silver -9 Bronze – 6 Fourth – 9 Fifth – 5 Sixth – 1 Seventh –...


Editorial: Pride and Autism Spectrum Disorder

June 17, 2019 10:24 am Published by Comments Off on Editorial: Pride and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Tuesday June 18 is Autistic Pride Day and every April, thanks to National Autism Awareness Month, there’s a renewed sense of support for people living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and those who’ve worked tirelessly to foster environments of inclusion and self-determination for all. Yet, when Autism Awareness Month comes to an end, so too does much of the focus...


2019 Gailanne Reeh Excellence in Care Award

June 13, 2019 3:53 pm Published by Comments Off on 2019 Gailanne Reeh Excellence in Care Award

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...


Bridgewell and the Big Apple Circus

June 4, 2019 11:48 am Published by Comments Off on Bridgewell and the Big Apple Circus

The circus was in town! The Big Apple Circus came to Peabody’s North Shore Mall last month and many people in Bridgewell services enjoyed the shows. Over 160 people from the Kelly J. Martin Center, Rosewood I and II and the Recreation Department attended performances over the course of six days. Many people with autism particularly enjoyed a special sensory...


2019 Employee Recognition Night

May 28, 2019 12:30 pm Published by Comments Off on 2019 Employee Recognition Night

This past month at Bridgewell’s annual Employee Recognition Night we celebrated employees reaching milestones ranging from 3 to 35 employment anniversaries, adding up to over 1,000 years of service. More than 250 people attended the dinner at Teresa’s at Thomson Country Club including employees, Board of Directors and families and friends. Highest Service Award Recipients: 35 Years of Service Judith...


Walter with Liz & Molli

Northeast Region DDS Evening of Recognition

May 23, 2019 1:00 pm Published by Comments Off on Northeast Region DDS Evening of Recognition

Walter, who attends Bridgewell’s Roseway Day Program, recently received a Northeast Region Department of Developmental Services Award for exemplifying contributions to community and others. Molli Marshall, Roseway Program Director, submitted the below nomination on his behalf: Walter is a gentleman who I have had the privilege to work with over the last 3 years. Walter has shown over these years...


Dual Diagnosis: Mental Health and Developmental Disability Combination Often Overlooked

May 9, 2019 11:43 am Published by Comments Off on Dual Diagnosis: Mental Health and Developmental Disability Combination Often Overlooked

By Kimberley Haley, LMHC Director of Clinical Services and Director of The Sovner Center for Bridgewell The month of May is dedicated to raising awareness about mental health, and although the conversation has been elevated in recent years, stigma and mental illness still go hand in hand and barriers to treatment remain. More than 50 million Americans have a mental...


Thank you to Showcase Cinema in Revere!

May 9, 2019 9:37 am Published by Comments Off on Thank you to Showcase Cinema in Revere!

Feel Good Story: Bridgewell wants to take a moment to recognize the Showcase Cinema in Revere! 💜💛 Bill, who lives in one of Bridgewell’s residences, struggles to go out in the community. He’s home for large chunks of time, and the other day, one of the staff convinced him to go see a movie. Mixing up the times and theater locations,...


Elaine White Headshot

Elaine White: Chief Operating Officer

April 18, 2019 3:07 pm Published by Comments Off on Elaine White: Chief Operating Officer

It is my pleasure to announce that Elaine White is Bridgewell’s new Chief Operating Officer. Elaine has been serving in this role on an interim basis for the last few months and I am very pleased that she is now officially the COO. To many of you, Elaine needs no introduction. As an employee of Bridgewell for over 35 years,...


Lynn Tech Students Team Up with Bridgewell’s Employment Support

April 3, 2019 12:10 pm Published by Comments Off on Lynn Tech Students Team Up with Bridgewell’s Employment Support

For the past few weeks, Bridgewell’s Employment Support team has been working with students at Lynn Vocational Technical Institute to create an instructional video on how to ace an interview. The partnership was a win-win for both Bridgewell’s team and students. After filming, editing and pulling together all the pieces of the video, everyone celebrated with a debut party. The...


2019 Imagine the Possibilities Recap

April 1, 2019 2:06 pm Published by Comments Off on 2019 Imagine the Possibilities Recap

2019 Imagine the Possibilities Gala What a night! We are pleased to announce we raised more than $338,000! Without generous people like you, those we serve would not be able to accomplish all they do. You affirm what can happen when all of us work together. The evening began with a cocktail reception where guests were able to purchase raffle...


Autism Awareness Month

April 1, 2019 1:27 pm Published by Comments Off on Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month and today is World Autism Awareness Day! Learn more about Bridgewell’s Autism Services: http://ow.ly/GRjP50oLj8G


Bridgewell’s 2019 Silent Auction

March 15, 2019 9:47 am Published by Comments Off on Bridgewell’s 2019 Silent Auction

Imagine the Possibilities Gala Silent Auction Now Open to the General Public For the first time, Bridgewell is providing the general public access to its silent auction for the Imagine the Possibilities Gala. Now through March 15, simply click here to peruse more than 60 exciting prizes and place your best bid. With countless options to choose from, including overnight stays...


2019 Imagine the Possibilities Centerpieces

March 8, 2019 11:21 am Published by Comments Off on 2019 Imagine the Possibilities Centerpieces

New this year, each of the 36 centerpieces adorning the tables have been decorated by people in Bridgewell programs. The artists are from a wide range of Bridgewell’s programs including community housing, day programs, recovery services and behavioral health programs. Programs included Bridgewell’s Maple Street Day Habilitation Program, Lowell Adult Day Treatment Program, Women’s Program, Johnson Street and Recreation Program. For...


Business Brief

March 3, 2019 11:15 am Published by Comments Off on Business Brief

Christopher Tuttle has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Bridgewell,  a Peabody-based nonprofit that works with people with disabilities. Tuttle has been serving as interim president and chief executive officer of Bridgewell over the last few months. His appointment is effective immediately.


Chris Tuttle Headshot

2-27-2019 Press Release

February 27, 2019 6:00 pm Published by Comments Off on 2-27-2019 Press Release

Bridgewell Appoints Christopher Tuttle as Chief Executive Officer Peabody, Mass. – February 27, 2019 – Bridgewell, a local nonprofit providing social and human services empowering people with disabilities and other life challenges to live safe, self-directed and productive lives, today announced its board of directors has appointed Christopher Tuttle as president & chief executive officer, effective immediately. Tuttle has served...


Important Message from Bridgewell Board Chair

February 27, 2019 4:07 pm Published by Comments Off on Important Message from Bridgewell Board Chair

I am pleased to inform you that the board of directors has unanimously voted to appoint Christopher Tuttle president and chief executive officer of Bridgewell. A leader in the field of social and human services, Chris has been effective and compassionate in his role as interim president and chief executive officer of Bridgewell over the last few months, demonstrating the...


Bridgewell’s 11th Annual Imagine the Possibilities Gala Promises to be a Spectacular Event!

February 20, 2019 11:55 am Published by Comments Off on Bridgewell’s 11th Annual Imagine the Possibilities Gala Promises to be a Spectacular Event!

Please join us Friday, March 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the Fairmont Copley Plaza for Bridgewell’s 11th Annual Imagine the Possibilities Gala, our signature event to raise critical funds to support the individualized needs of people in our care. This year’s gala will be emceed by WCVB-TV reporter Katie Thompson and includes a cocktail reception, plated dinner, raffle and live...


2-15-2019 Press Release

February 13, 2019 1:54 pm Published by Comments Off on 2-15-2019 Press Release

Bridgewell to Honor Late President & CEO Kelly J. Martin at 2019 Imagine the Possibilities Gala WCVB’s Katie Thompson to emcee annual fundraising event at Fairmont Copley Plaza Peabody, Mass. – Feb. 2019 – Bridgewell, a local nonprofit providing social and human services empowering people with disabilities and other life challenges to live safe, self-directed and productive lives, will host its...


Best Wishes to Lisa & Cochise!

February 13, 2019 11:36 am Published by Comments Off on Best Wishes to Lisa & Cochise!

In October 2018, Lisa and Cochise, who live in a Bridgewell residence, celebrated their love with a commitment ceremony at the Knights of Columbus in Lynn. It was a wonderful celebration with many family members and good friends in attendance. Lisa and Cochise exchanged wonderful vows and rings and enjoyed their first dance and a delicious reception dinner. In December,...


New moms hit especially hard by opioid crisis

February 7, 2019 4:32 pm Published by Comments Off on New moms hit especially hard by opioid crisis

Twenty-four year old Jessica Cardinal is a recovering heroin addict and mother of two. She is trying to rebuild her life, and looking back, says her darkest days are unrecognizable.


Champion Award: Victoria Baker of Pride’s Deli

February 7, 2019 3:50 pm Published by Comments Off on Champion Award: Victoria Baker of Pride’s Deli

Bridgewell is proud to announce this year’s Champion Award recipient: Victoria Baker of Pride’s Deli and Pizzeria! For over six months, Pride’s Deli has been employing about a dozen Bridgewell team members. Responsibilities include cleaning tables, washing windows, folding boxes, preparing dressings, watering the flowers, and making deliveries. Thank you for all you do, Victoria! The Salem News, Deli takes pride...


2019 ADDP Legislative Luncheon

January 28, 2019 12:35 pm Published by Comments Off on 2019 ADDP Legislative Luncheon

Joseph proudly spoke about his successful job placements through the support of Bridgewell’s Employment Program at ADDP’s Legislative Luncheon in the Hall of Flags at the Massachusetts State House. Joseph is coming up on his 2nd year anniversary working at Crosby’s and expressed gratitude for the support he receives from Bridgewell’s employment support services as well as the Roseway program which...


1-15-2019 Press Release

January 15, 2019 9:06 am Published by Comments Off on 1-15-2019 Press Release

Recovery Coach Program Expands to NSMC Salem Hospital Bridgewell and North Shore Medical Center partner to provide 24/7 support for patients experiencing an overdose Peabody, Mass. – December, 2018 – Bridgewell, a nonprofit that provides social and human services, and North Shore Medical Center (NSMC), the largest medical provider on the North Shore, are pleased to announce the expansion of...