The Bridge is a human service agency that provides counseling services to people facing challenges. This program is designed to assist young adults with mental health challenges to live in their own residences. The purpose of the program is to support transition-age adults with personal goals by helping to increase their independence, find jobs, live successfully in the community, pursue educational goals, and manage skills of daily living. This program offers Illness Management and Recovery (IMR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Peer Support and Supported Employment as the treatment options.
The Bridge provides excellent supervision (both individual and group), as well as various trainings in which to obtain CEU’s, and opportunities for advancement. The Bridge is an eligible employer for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program and provides some tuition reimbursement for continuing education.
Supported Housing Counselors/Peer Outreach Counselors are responsible for providing support services, transportation of individuals, medication administration, and service documentation as required. Peer Outreach Counselors also provide crisis counseling to all individuals as needed and maintain an assigned caseload.
The Peer Outreach Counselor/ Supported Housing Counselor is to provide support to the adults served through peer counseling and drawing on common experiences as a peer to validate the experiences of individuals served. The POC/SHC provides assistance to the adults served in the program by developing, implementing and monitoring personal recovery goals using a self directed recovery and wellness planning process, as well as providing consultation to the staff team from a mental health perspective and offering opinions on treatment and recovery options for individuals served. The POC/SHC also prepares and presents reports at case conferences and review meetings.