The BRIDGES Society is a chartIable, non-profit organization that serves as a community resource, a drop-in centre, a "soup kitchen," and offers programs for all who wish to participate in social outreach for their own mental wellness and for the development of healthy habits and lifestyle.
Our Mission is to provide a safe environment with support services for people with mental health needs in the Hinton area. We affiliate and partner with other support agencies in Hinton, making it easier for people to find the support they need to live more fulfilling, prosperous and healthy lives as active, contributing members of our community.
BRIDGES provides support, community-based programming, information and understanding to people living with: schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, panic/anxiety disorder and other mental health problems. Our vision is that individuals with special mental health needs and their family members will receive the support, services and the opportunity within the community to enjoy lives which are secure and meaningful. Our activities and services help ease the loneliness and isolation that frequently accompanies mental illness, as well as promoting overall wellness and the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle. We are committed to providing a safe, understanding place for people of all backgrounds including seniors, youth, families, other-abled, First Nations, Metis & Indigenous peoples and LGBTQ2S+ people.
Please take a moment to browse our website and Facebook page; and learn more about our programming. You’ll find a bit of history, information on what’s happening now, and resources that may be helpful. We welcome your comments and suggestions!