The Bridge is a human service agency that provides counseling services to people facing challenges. The Ives program is an approved Caring Together Group Home Program for adolescents referred by the Department of Mental Health (DMH) and the Department of Children and Families (DCF). This program utilizes recovery-based, evidence-based treatment models to assist youth in moving into more independent settings. The Bridge provides training and consultation on several of these evidence-based practice models, including Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) and Wraparound.
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 tuition reimbursement for continuing education.
Residential Counselors ensure a supportive, nurturing, and structured environment, while providing guidance, advocacy, and case management to the youth. Counselors help to empower the adolescents served through the use of a trauma informed care approach; utilizing such skills as compromising, negotiation, and problem solving. Residential Counselors help to keep the youth integrated into the community both locally and in their home towns.