Bridges Expands to Meet Significant Increase in Need for Mental Health Services

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Local leaders cut ribbon to celebrate the dedication of the Moses M. Malkin Center at Bridges…A Community Support System, Inc. Left to right: State Rep. James Maroney (D-Milford); State Sen. Gayle S. Slossberg (D-Milford); State Rep. Paul Davis (D-Milford); Claire C. Phelan, Chair of Bridges’ Board of Directors; Barry Kasdan, Bridges President and CEO; and Milford Mayor Benjamin G. Blake.

Moses M. Malkin Center will ensure delivery of essential mental health and addiction services to children, adults and families

MILFORD, CT – In celebration of an expansion that will benefit thousands of families, Bridges…A Community Support System, Inc. held a ribbon cutting ceremony and building dedication Thursday at the new Moses M. Malkin Center on Bridges’ campus in Milford. The ribbon cutting comes a little over a year after the groundbreaking for the center, and marks a dramatic expansion of Bridges’ facilities.

“At a time when there are widespread concerns over the availability and deliverability of mental health services in Connecticut, it is encouraging that Bridges has long been a mainstay, providing essential mental health and addiction services to local families,” said State Senator Gayle S. Slossberg (D-Milford). “The critical state funding we have secured, along with public and private donations, will empower Bridges to expand its mental health and substance abuse services, add wellness forums and provide primary medical care, making Bridges a centralized hub for services in the region.”

Bridges is the State of Connecticut designated local mental health authority for Milford, Orange and West Haven. It is a non-profit, community-based provider for outpatient mental health and addiction services for children, families and adults. Bridges provided treatment and extended services to over 8,000 children and adults in 2012.

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