What a year! Supporters, we love you. Take a peek at what’s been going on in our programs, offices, and broader Bridge community.

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help. hope. opportunity.

Housing, healthcare and other services for New Yorkers living with mental illness. Community-rooted since 1954. Etc.


Dear Friends:

Since our 1954 beginnings as a self-help organization, The Bridge’s philosophy has been simple: give people the tools and community they need to build their own ways of living with independence and dignity.

Growing over the years into one of NYC’s most respected social-services agencies, we haven’t lost sight of that central tenet - a fundamental respect for the decisions of the people we serve.

We provide a comprehensive range of services tailored to each individual’s unique needs, with the aim of enabling our clients to manage their mental health and build productive and meaningful lives not defined by their condition.

This year, we made strides in expanding and fortifying our offering of supportive services - from housing to vocational support - that individuals with mental illness need to stay hopeful, move forward and live more independent, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Thank you for supporting our efforts to help New Yorkers with mental illness live better lives. It ain’t easy!

Cynthia Wainwright, President, Board of Directors
Susan Wiviott, CEO

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We consider safe, affordable, long-term housing the foundation of any process of recovery, and we back up this belief with action. In 2018:

124 units of supportive/affordable housing created
115 under construction, 300 in development

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Aging In Place

Allowing older adults with complex needs to age in their homes with dignity and quality of life.


Community-Based Services

Expansion: shelter ACT and CORE.


Safe Haven

Continuum of housing opportunities, etc.


Arts & Plants

“Sometimes it’s the little things that matter most!”

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Client Stories

Our work through the eyes of the people it impacts.

Nancy is pursuing a lifelong dream. Robert is permanently housed for the first time since 1979.

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Our Supporters

Here at The Bridge, we couldn’t be more grateful for the network of partners, supporters and friends who help make our work possible.

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Junior Board

Our dedicated and dynamic Junior Board really came into their own this year.

$80k third annual Costumes & Cocktails party
$40k first-ever Golf Outing


Donor List

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O no! it is an ever-fixed mark / That looks on tempests and is never shaken; / It is the star to every wandering bark, / Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken
— Bridge client