Bridgeway Behavioral Health Services
Bridgeway is a NJ state-licensed nonprofit organization providing services to youth and adults experiencing mental health conditions.
Union County Services
Bridge to Wellness – Primary Care
The Bridge to Wellness Integrated Care program began as an extension of the psychiatric rehabilitation programming because many of the people we serve lack access to critical, life-saving primary care due to a variety of barriers. Our goal is to eliminate those barriers, reduce hospitalizations, and save lives.
We have two health professionals who will meet you at the location that is best for you. A licensed advanced practice nurse (APN), with more than 20 years of experience in community-based primary care, and a bi-lingual licensed practical nurse (LPN) who specializes in wellness planning and activities.
Bridgeway emphasizes vocational development as a crucial ingredient in the rehabilitation and recovery of people who have mental illness. Work is important, not only as a means of financial support but as a self-esteem builder. Bridgeway uses the Supported Employment model of services which is recognized as the best practice to assist people who have mental health disabilities to get jobs.
Bridgeway provides outreach, support, and case management services to adult Union County residents who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless and who have a mental illness.
Homeless Outreach Support Team (HOST)
Bridgeway's Homeless Outreach Support Team (HOST) program, serves homeless individuals of all ages living with serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, and/or co-occurring substance use disorders. Homeless Outreach Support Team The HOST program provides accessible, effective, coordinated, integrated, and evidence-based treatment services, peer support, and other recovery support services, and linkages to sustainable permanent housing to individuals living with BH conditions.
Justice Involved Services
Bridgeway believes that a comprehensive diversion program can make a difference in breaking the cycle of arrest, re-arrest, and incarceration of individuals with serious mental illnesses who are or will be charged with non-violent offenses. The Bridgeway Jail Diversion Program will develop individualized plans for mental health services
Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT)
PACT provides comprehensive, integrated rehabilitation treatment and support services to those individuals who are most challenged with their serious mental illness. PACT believes that people who have serious mental illness can live successful and satisfying lives in the community when flexible services and supports are provided.
Supportive Housing & Intensive Supportive Housing
Bridgeway’s Supportive Housing program assists people with mental illness who want to live independently. Supportive housing helps persons receiving services to gain access to affordable, permanent housing, link them to employment and educational programs with community supports, and decrease their hospitalization rate. The strategy of matching affordable housing with home/community-based services is proving very effective. Addressing housing first results in positive outcomes for career development, community integration, and re-hospitalization reduction. Improved outcomes in the future will be realized as people adjust to new living environments, become more focused on goals for the future and staff is able to devote time to work with them on their on rehabilitation goals.
Bridgeway's LEARN of Central NJ, a supported education (SEd), program is a mobile outreach service aimed to assist people with psychiatric disabilities to reach their post-secondary academic goals. Services are individualized and flexible based on student choice, self-determination, and career goals. This program will assist in developing the capacity of colleges as well as mental health services to encourage and support people with psychiatric disabilities to pursue the role of college student. Help people access and complete their post-secondary education.
|Eligibility||Adults who have mental illness|
Basic Needs / Assistance
Employment / Training
Family & Support Services
Behavioral / Mental Health
Last Updated: 09/08/23