- B.R.I.D.G.E.S. was initiated by a small group of concerned parents and Alberta Mental Health staff to address the lack of support services for adults with mental illnesses.
- A Board of Directors was elected, a proposal for service funding submitted, and funding through the Alberta Mental Health Board was secured in 1996, all within months of the initial idea.
- B.R.I.D.G.E.S. became a Registered Charity in 1997 and established its Policies and Procedures, Bylaws, and core service plans.
- The initial estimates were that 6-10 individuals would be served by the program; at this point in time, nearly 17 years later, approximately 25 individuals attend programs regularly. We have a group of about 70 people – a mix of clients and support people – who consider BRIDGES to be important in their lives. Why not drop by for a visit? You may find it’s just what you’ve been looking for!