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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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Unity Weekend at Bridgewell’s Women’s Program, Johnson Street

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Once a month, Bridgewell’s Women’s Program, Johnson Street holds a weekend unity event of fun, self-care and team building activities to celebrate the women’s sobriety and to work on their relational skills with one another. Staff is actively involved in creating a theme, planning the events, facilitating the activities and actively participating throughout the weekend. With COVID-19 restrictions, they have...

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Bruins Recognition

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

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...

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Bridgewell Basketball

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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....

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Edible Arrangements Tour

Friday, December 13, 2019

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...

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2019: A Year of Advocacy and Growth

Monday, December 9, 2019

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...

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Meet Safety Specialist Hannah Gawrys

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Did you know June is National Safety Month? Bridgewell is committed to safety at all of our programs. Safety Specialist Hannah Gawrys oversees the overall occupational health and maintains a safe environment for not only those in our care, but also our employees, too. Hannah visits Bridgewell’s programs to inspect any safety needs, trains staff in all topics related to...

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Team Bridgewell Summer Olympic Games!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

This year, over 30 athletes competed in 66 track and field events including a wheelchair slalom and obstacle course, 25-50M assisted walks,100-3000M independent walks, 50-200 meter runs, 4×100 relay, tennis ball, softball and turbo-jav throws, and the long jump. Team Bridgewell Medal Count: Gold = 19 Silver = 18 Bronze = 10 4th = 8 5th = 5 6th = 4...

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Bridgewell Employment Supports Partners Spotlight: Meals on Wheels

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Early this fall, Bridgewell Employment Supports Team visited our employment partners to thank them for creating an inclusive environment to help those with disabilities work in the community. At Meals on Wheels our individuals deliver meals to Salem residents who are unable to purchase or prepare their own meals for various reasons. They deliver meals Monday-Friday. Their favorite part of...

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2011 Imagine the Possibilities Gala

Monday, May 7, 2012

Bridgewell is pleased to announce we raised more than $285,000 at our recent Imagine the Possibilities Gala at the Seaport Hotel in Boston on November 4, 2011. Channel 5 Eyeopener’s Bianca de la Garza hosted this year’s gala, which featured a silent auction and a live and lively auction featuring exotic trips, sports events and more. The auction, ticket sales and sponsorships...

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