Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) – https://www.hrsa.gov/
Bridges to Recovery is a Recovery Community center and has received an RCORP-Psychostimulant Grant. Our three target areas are Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery. Through this funding, we have been able to hire a Case Manager and Recovery Coaches. It is a whole-life recovery program that addresses the needs of program participants by coordinating evidence-based treatment for substance use disorder and mental illness, while also integrating person-centered innovative resources like peer support and the “community as a method” approach. We feel that it’s time to introduce recovery as a lifestyle and not a service.
Recovery Friendly Workplace Grant funding through the Wisconsin Partnership Program in conjunction with the University of Wisconsin, Madison School of Medicine and Public Health – https://www.med.wisc.edu
Our program will advance health equity through economic stability by educating employers on policies and practices which build Recovery Friendly Workplaces, that support their communities by recognizing recovery from substance use disorder (SUD) as a strength, and by intentionally employing people in recovery. In addition, our program will connect employers to peer-driven recovery support and build a network of Recovery Friendly Workplaces in our community. Our initiative will not only support local employers but will also empower individuals in recovery to obtain and maintain sustainable employment through peer-driven recovery support. With access to meaningful and sustainable jobs, the individuals served by Bridges to Recovery will be less likely to have housing or food insecurities and are more likely to have access to educational opportunities and quality health care.
ED2Recovery + Program
Through collaboration with Wisconsin Voices for Recovery’s ED2Recovery + program, Bridges is focused on decreasing fatal and non-fatal overdoses and Emergency Department admissions in Wisconsin due to overdoses through peer support and recovery coaches for those struggling with opioid use and psychostimulant use disorder.