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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.

Employment/Career Services

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.

Homeless Outreach

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

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 that 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.

Partial Care, Day Rehabilitation Program

Bridgeway’s Partial Care program is a day rehabilitation program providing psychiatric rehabilitation services in a freestanding community based setting. The program offers daily clinical, prevocational, educational, social, and support services as a bridge between emotional illness and productive active living. The program provides a range of recovery oriented services that address the holistic needs of the person in recovery including an opportunity to work on personal, social, vocational, wellness, and educational goals, with a focus on helping individuals to connect or reconnect with valued roles, to live as independently in the community and to prevent the use of more acute psychiatric services. The program operates on the tenet that all individuals when given support, skill training, opportunity, and encouragement can learn to live more independently and be more self-sufficient.

Residential Intensive Support Team (RIST)

RIST is an intensive residential support program designed to address the needs of individuals who may require intensive but varying degrees of residential support in the transition from hospital to community living. Bridgeway's RIST programs are comprehensive, flexible, mobile teams skilled in state of the art interventions that provides person centered recovery and wellness services to people re-entering the community from a psychiatric hospital. RIST, as a housing model, supports individuals' use of other community mental health treatment, employment and rehabilitation services, as appropriate.

Supportive Housing & Enhanced 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 and 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.

Supported Education

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.