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Vans Store – North Shore Mall Donates to Bridgewell!

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Thank you to Vans at the North Shore Mall for their generous donation of clothing and sneakers! Vans will be donating shoes and assorted clothing to Bridgewell each month. These items will be distributed through all our programs based on need. Thank you to Store Manager Igor Telles and Stock Supervisor Benjamin Hunter for coordinating the products and pick up.

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Thank you, Winning Moves Games!

Monday, October 10, 2022

Winning Moves Games donated 30 cases of board games to Bridgewell! Over 500 games and activities like Rubix Cubes, Chess, Hi Ho! Cherry–O!, Frozen 2 Pop It and more! These games range from single player to small groups and will be distributed to day programs, residences, clinics and affordable housing programs. Thank you so much to Winning Moves Games! Check back...

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2022 Spring Appeal

Thursday, June 2, 2022

June 6, 2022 Dear Friend, Each day, our team at Bridgewell works to strengthen communities by providing an unmatched range of social and human services that empower people with life challenges to live safe, self-directed and productive lives. With the support of partners like you, Bridgewell provides community housing, day programs, outpatient behavioral health treatment, recovery services, educational opportunities, and...

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Thriving Through Connection: Bridgewell’s Homeless & Housing Services 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

As the saying goes, most are happy to have a roof over their head and food on the table. Unfortunately, many in our community aren’t connected to those simple luxuries; from housing shortages, increased cost of living, and unemployment issues that are ever-present in our communities, which are deeply rooted causes of homelessness (among others). Of course, the pandemic made these complex issues even more difficult to contend with.   Rewind...

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COVID-19 Donations – Thank you!

Friday, April 17, 2020

Bridgewell is quite grateful to have received in-kind donations ranging from face shields and masks to food.   Alene Candles in Milford, NH revamped their factory to make face shields instead of candles. Director of Residential Services Jess was able to secure a generous donation of 1,000 face shields which she picked up on Wednesday from their facility and delivered to various Bridgewell programs in need.  The Doug Flutie Foundation donated 50 face shields for our residential homes and Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change donated face shields for those medically fragile...

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Support Bridgewell this Valentine’s Day with AmazonSmile

Monday, February 3, 2020

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.

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Back to School Shopping? Support Bridgewell

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

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.

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2019 Fund a Need Auction Update

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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...

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Kayem Foundation Tours the Kelly J. Martin Center

Monday, June 17, 2019

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...

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Employment Partner: Spalenza

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Bridgewell is excited to announce a new employment support partner – Spalenza, a day spa in Danvers, which specializes in massages, facials, make up, hair and more. Annie and Zach, who attend Bridgewell’s Rosewood II Day Program, have worked at Spalenza since September. Responsibilities range from refilling massage creams, watering plants, restocking the water and coffee station, sweeping floors, dusting...

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Eastern Bank Supports Bridgewell

Monday, November 5, 2018

Each year, the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation’s Targeted Grant program supports hundreds of community-based organizations working for progress on a specific issue in Eastern’s New England footprint. In 2018, in celebration of the Bank’s 200th anniversary and to honor its first depositor, Rebecca Sutton, Targeted Grants have been designated to support organizations addressing a range of issues that disproportionately impact...

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Theodore Edson Parker Foundation Supports Bridgewell

Monday, November 6, 2017

On November 3, Luis Pedroso, trustee of the Theodore Edson Parker Foundation, visited Bridgewell’s Lowell Adult Day Treatment program and Bridgewell Counseling Services – Lowell.  The Foundation generously funded $40,600 toward the renovations of the building where the clinics are located. Bridgewell provides behavioral health services to more than 2,100 people in this location. Through the Parker Foundation’s generosity, Bridgewell was...

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Online Giving: Start a Givalanche!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Make an online gift to Bridgewell by June 30 and in your email receipt, you can start a Givalanche! What’s a Givalanche? It’s a feature through our online giving that allows donors to announce their gifts to friends and family on social media. When friends follow the link to contribute, not only can they also share their donation on social...

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Support Bridgewell through the Boston Globe GRANT program

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Are you a Boston Globe subscriber? If so, we need your help! The Boston Globe GRANT is a program for readers to show their support for non-profits by selecting their favorite organization to earn free advertising space. Bridgewell received a free advertisement through last year’s Boston Globe GRANT program, which was used to recruit talented staff. Subscribers can designate one nonprofit organization...

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Support Team Bridgewell: Polar Plunge!

Friday, February 10, 2017

The 19th annual Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Massachusetts is not your average dip. It is an exciting (and cold) fundraising event that takes place every winter. The Polar Plunge (previously the Passion Plunge) was established in 1999 as a fundraiser for Special Olympics Massachusetts.  So far, our Plungers have worked together to raise over $3.2 million dollars for...

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Enjoying the Weather

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The residents at Bridgewell’s Merrill Street home now have a fun new way to enjoy their backyard. The donation was made by Bill Murphy through Cummings Properties’ Employee Directed Giving program. With the generous donation, the residents were able to pick out a beautiful outdoor glider swing, which they have been using to relax on and enjoy the sunshine after day program and...

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Health, Wellness and Friendship at the YMCA!

Monday, January 26, 2015

As part of the Fund a Need auction, Bridgewell is able to purchase group memberships for individuals in our services to attend local YMCAs/YWCAs. We distribute the memberships to programs and individuals that have interest in attending YMCAs/YWCAs to become active and healthy. Judith, who lives at our Merrill Street residence, is energetic and outgoing. She was very eager to...

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Pathfinder Needs Your Help!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Pathfinder is always in need of toiletries – shampoos, soaps, disposable razors and sanitary products – to be distributed to people at the Pathfinder Drop-in Center – all very basic items that many of us take for granted. Pathfinder Needs: Shampoos Soaps Disposable Razors Sanitary Products Lotions Oral Health Products Trial Sizes are ideal! Donations and gift cards are welcomed....

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Support Bridgewell through Amazon Smile!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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. While shopping, be sure you see Supporting: Bridgewell, Inc. under the Amazon search bar like below. Please share with family and friends! The AmazonSmile Foundation...

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Bridgewell Chosen by Staples Associate to Receive $2,000 Grant

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Bridgewell has been awarded $2,000 by Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc., under a program that lets Staples associates direct donations in support of Boston Street’s Employment Supports program. Click here to learn more about Bridgewell’s Employment Supports program. The grants are part of a philanthropic initiative created by Staples Foundation, which allows Staples associates around the...

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Pathfinder Toiletries Drive a Success

Friday, April 18, 2014

Thank you to all who donated to the Pathfinder Toiletries Drive! Parishioners of Saint Dorothy’s Parish of Wilmington and Saint Thomas of Villanova Parish of Tewksbury donated more than a thousand dollars worth of toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, razors and other personal hygiene products. Additionally, we would like to thank Align Credit Union, Costco Wholesale, Geriatric Medical & Surgical Supplies and...

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Memorial Gift in Honor of Lyria Ramos

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Last year, Bridgewell lost a special member of our community, Lyria Ramos. Lyria is well-remembered by the staff of Bridgewell and Coolidge Road for her karaoke signing and fun personality. Lyria was just magical. Her courage and spirit left our staff and her housemates inspired and so full of hope. Pictured: In her memory, staff and residents planted a tree...

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Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation supports VIP

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A grant of $10,000 from the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation is giving a big boost to Bridgewell’s Vocational Interest Program (VIP). VIP provides employment support and training to individuals in Lynn who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless.  Services include an intake assessment to identify and address barriers to employment; trainings on resume development and interviewing, workplace professionalism, and...

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Tower Foundation Supports Wellness

Thursday, June 13, 2013

June 2013 Bridgewell is thrilled to partner with the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation to support young adults with autism! A grant of $7,448 from the Tower Foundation is bringing a new treadmill and recumbent bike to the fitness center at Bridgewell’s new Rosewood Drive Day Habilitation Center in Danvers. This expansive, professional-grade fitness and recreation space features men’s...

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