Published: November 23, 2020
We all know how difficult this year has been due to the pandemic – from losing loved ones to economic hardships, we each have faced challenges that have forced us to take a step back and consider what we are grateful for. Bridgewell has also endured challenges – we have closed programs, revamped our clinics, invested in safety and cleaning protocols to ensure our staff and those we serve are kept safe. Many people with substance use disorders or without housing were hit the hardest when the state first shut down, causing hundreds on the North Shore to go without the necessary help. Challenges like these emphasize the importance of focusing on our accomplishments as a community. As Bridgewell finishes out the year and looks towards 2021, we are choosing to share messages of hope.
Our recovery and housing services have excelled beyond our expectations to continue providing crucial support for individuals with substance use disorders and those in need of housing. Bridgewell’s Drug Diversion Program has pivoted to provide telehealth counseling, allowing those struggling with addiction to continue making progress. Our Recuperative Care Center, which provides emergency housing and medical care to those in the Lynn Community, recently received a $200,000 grant to keep the program open until June 2021. Mari, a graduate of our Women’s Program, Johnson Street, successfully overcame her addiction despite odds stacked against her, from losing custody of her child to her sister passing away. Her story and our organization’s accomplishments remind us that despite the challenges 2020 has brought, the hope we provide for those in our programs is stronger than ever.
This holiday season, you can help empower hope for individuals in our recovery and housing programs by donating. Your contribution will keep essential services running, including recovery coaches, adolescent prevention programs, affordable housing resources, and medical and psychiatric care. While programs such as the Recuperative Care Center have received short-term funding, we need your support to continue providing vital services to our community members long-term.
Please donate today by clicking here or texting BRIDGEWELL20 to 44-321.
Your gift will make an impact on the communities we serve and help #EmpowerHope for those who need it most.