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Bridge Awarded the Best in America Seal of Excellence!
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The Bridge is a safety net for children and families...

• A place where kids in crisis can find real hope

• A place where parents get help when there's trouble at home

• A place where homeless teens become self-sufficient adults
Events April 20 - 24
2015 Tune-in To Life
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The 28th annual Tune-In to Life was held from April 20 to 25. Events were sponsored by the Bridge and the West Hartford Substance Abuse Prevention Commission. The original purpose was to help reduce substance abuse, especially among teenagers. There is always at least one program or activity that addresses some aspect of substance abuse, but there are also positive alternative activities for different age groups. Learn more
Counseling for Military Now Offered
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The Bridge is pleased to offer counseling and therapy for our Military Service Members, Veterans, and their families. Beth Golden, LMFT, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, will provide services in either our West Hartford or Rockville offices.

The Bridge is licensed as an Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic for Children by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families. This license requires adherence to high standards of excellence. The Bridge currently accepts many insurance plans including Anthem, Aetna, United Behavioral Health, Oxford Blue, ConnectiCare, Cigna, Value Options, Medicaid, and Tri-Care insurance. If your insurance does not cover our counseling, we will adjust your fee to a level you can afford. The Bridge is here to help. You can always "afford" our counseling. No one is turned away.

To make an appointment, please call 860.521.8035.
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Festival of Women’s Voices Supports the Bridge
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Thank you to everyone who attended this event and supported the Bridge.

What a wonderful event. Many residents enjoyed the second annual Festival of Women’s Voices, a fusion of women's choruses hosted by the West Hartford Women's Chorale. Hall High School's Voce di Coeli, along with several other local women’s choirs, joined the Chorale for a concert of music arranged for women's voices. Donations given at the door will benefit the Bridge and help with our programs to support struggling and at-risk youth and families. Thank you to the Chorale and those who attended and supported the Bridge.

Thank You for Your Support
2015 Children's Charity Ball a Great Success
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A night filled with light, lanterns, laughter and generosity marked the 16th annual Children's Charity Ball. Thank you to all the sponors, donors, guests, staff and volunteers.

Click here to see photos from the 2015 Children's Charity Ball

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Executive Director Margaret Hann and Bill Hann
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Scot Haney emceed the event.
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Bridge staff served as volunteers and ambassadors for the evening.
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Beth Ryan, Bridge Development Associate; Ellen Sayers, Dee Newton, and Heather Clifford, all Ball Committe members
The Bridge Receives Federal Grant From Health and Human Services
Youth in Transition (YIT) Transitional Living Program
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The transition from high school into adulthood is tough enough for traditional students. For students struggling with poverty or a lack of support, that transition is exponentially more difficult. The Bridge Family Center was awarded a federal grant of $185,038 annually for the next five years to support our Youth in Transition (YIT) Transitional Living Program, an innovative and critical program for runaway and homeless youth (RHY) ages 16-21.

The program is for young people in Central Connecticut, including Greater Hartford, who are not in the state system of care, and can include pregnant and parenting teens and their children. The Bridge is among only 20 other organizations in the country to be granted funding for this critical youth program. YIT provides annual support services and transitional housing, including five scattered site apartments, to youths who seek assistance to leave the streets and build independent, secure lives. At any one time, the apartments can accommodate up to 10 YIT participants and five of their children. ...read more
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