Mental Health Services
We offer a comprehensive range of evidence-based services, including mental health and substance abuse treatment, housing, vocational training and job placement, healthcare, education and creative arts therapies. Bridge services are tailored to each individual we serve to support their recovery and independent living goals. Thousands of men and women have benefitted from Bridge services, helping them lead more productive, independent and satisfying lives. Take a look at our comprehensive servies:
Personalized Recovery Oriented Services Programs (PROS)
A recovery-oriented program for individuals with serious mental illness. The goal of the program at The Bridge is to integrate rehabilitation services in a way that facilitates the participants’ abilities to achieve their independent living goals. Download our PROS Brochure
Participants first identify their own individual Life Role Goals. Once a participant’s goals are identified (in life domains including relationships, employment, housing, education, spiritual and leisure time activities), the next step is to identify the obstacles that must be overcome in order to achieve them. Participants then receive the tailored PROS services that are designed to address the obstacles and promote success in assuming the desired Life Roles. The structure of the program, which uses small groups for learning, allows for individualized services that maximize the opportunities for participants to make rapid progress in achieving their goals.
Since The Bridge had already been offering many of the evidence-based services at are the heart of PROS, introducing the program at the agency felt like a natural evolution of the work we've been doing for many years. The program, offered weekdays from 8 AM to 5 PM, serves more than 225 clients. Staff included social workers, vocational specialists, psychiatrist, nurse and nurse practitioners.
The PROS program offers Cognitive Remediation. This a behavioral treatment that uses various mental exercises to facilitate improvement in targeted areas like memory, attention, processing speed and problem solving for people with mental illnesses. The aim is to improve cognitive impairments that are making it difficult for an individual to achieve their functional goals.
Adult Mental Health Clinic
The Bridge's Mental Health Clinic offers comprehensive behavioral health care services at Bridge headquarters (248 West 108th Street, Manhattan). Skilled, experienced therapists offer individual, group and family therapy to persons 18 and older. Medication prescription and medication management services are also offered.
Appointments are available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 9am-5pm and Wednesday, 9am-8pm. The Bridge accepts Medicaid, Medicare, Managed Care and private health insurance. (Please call for information about plans accepted).
For more information, to make a referral, or to arrange an appointment, please call Hillary Perlman at 212-663-3000 x372.
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
The Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) was created to provide services to clients who have not been able to take advantage of conventional mental health programs. The ACT Team, consisting of a psychiatrist, nurse, mental health clinician, substance abuse and vocational specialists, and a peer worker provide services to clients on site where they live.
The Bridge operates two ACT Teams, in Manhattan and the Bronx. In addition to offering the full range of treatment and rehabilitation services, the Bronx ACT Team offers housing for its participants.
Community Case Management
Blended Case Management is a Bridge program offered in Queens. It provides 132 clients with linkages to the services they need (mental health, substance abuse, vocational, education, medical, legal, social services) and works with clients to assure they are receiving the services they need on an ongoing basis.