BRIDGES Inc. is a non-profit organization providing counseling, housing options, and supportive services throughout Los Angeles County for over 4 decades.
STOP and READ Important CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Advisory BRIDGES, Inc., is responding to the novel coronavirus outbreak to protect our clients, staff members, families, vendors, and community partners. This update is meant to keep you informed of our response to this unimaginable pandemic and to urge everyone to heed the orders and recommendations of the experts, such as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization and state, county, and local government agencies, to help slow the transmission, flatten the curve, and save human life. Though social distancing has modified the way we conduct our essential business, we will continue to stay operational to meet the continuing needs of our clients and the mental health community during this global health crisis. To this end, our corporate/administrative office has remained open to maintain critical business functions during the hours of 8:00 am– 4:30 pm Monday - Friday. We are continuing to evaluate the needs, and this may be adjusted if determined necessary and in the best interest of our community. BRIDGES is staying current with all new recommendations from CDC, as well as California and LA County departments of public health and mental health, and related health orders issued. Daily communication with staff and clients, as well as ongoing training, take place as required actions change. Clients and staff are being regularly monitored to ensure all are healthy and safe, and social distancing and sanitizing measures are in place. Our residential programs remain open continuing to address our clients’ housing and treatment needs. The leadership team, and all staff are working hard to keep the campus healthy and safe by mitigating, to the extent possible, risk of exposure to the virus. We are doing this by screening for symptoms daily, suspending group activity, suspending family style meals, restricting all non-essential visitations to the site, along with a number of other necessary protocols to keep everyone safe. Community clients seen in our outpatient programs are continuing to receive services primarily via telehealth platforms, however each individual’s needs and situation is assessed for appropriateness. This includes individual therapy, psychiatry and medication management, case management, peer support, and crisis intervention, not including emergencies. Screening, intake, and admission will also continue during this time. Though services look differently, and we are adjusting to new systems, we are successfully meeting the needs of our clients in this new fashion. At BRIDGES we are sensitive to the emotional and social needs of our community during a time of crisis. Know that we are here, we are available, and we are ready to provide the services that are greatly needed during this time. BRIDGES provides community mental health services in Los Angeles County for our medi-cal and indigent population. If you are in need to services, please give us a call at 818-657-0411 for the San Fernando Valley area, or 626-350-5304 for the San Gabriel Valley area.