The Bridge Recovery Center (BRC), which currently receives BSAS funding from a different host agency, is a Peer Participatory Process model site that primarily serves individuals referred by the Mystic Valley Public Health Coalition, covering Malden, Medford, Melrose, Reading, Stoneham, and Wakefield, as well as Somerville, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Lynn, Revere, Saugus, and Winthrop. The center also partners with community leaders, SUD providers, and organizations to provide wraparound recovery support to communities disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic within Middlesex County, which recorded 356 overdose fatalities in 2021.
The BRC has been highly successful, serving at least 50 individuals daily, with over 600 memberships since its opening in 2020.
In addition to providing referrals and advocacy for member employment training, housing placement, and legal services, the BRC provides social support through peer-led groups, sober interchanges, and social activities. The center offers activities such as watching sports, playing ping-pong or pool, and planning BRC-sponsored events like sober sports leagues. BRC members learn about services through resource lists, bulletin boards, social media, and word of mouth. Malden Overcoming Addiction (MOA) and the BRC recognize the importance of continuing to serve the diverse needs of the Malden community and beyond, and will work to ensure that recovery support services are accessible to all.
The Bridge Recovery Center (BRC) upholds MOA’s mission as an established PRSC site that provides non-clinical recovery support services that connect, support, and encourage people throughout the recovery process. The BRC offers a welcoming and empowering peer-driven space for members to design activities that best support their unique pathways to recovery, including 12-Step, Medication-Assisted Recovery Anonymous (MARA), and Spirituality Groups. The BRC also offers opportunities for members to participate in sober social and recreational activities, such as game night and fitness activities, that expand our members’ support network of peers. The BRC also develops and distributes recovery information to and from its robust community partner network, further connecting BRC members and the MOA to a vast network of recovery services and information
Our mission at The Bridge Recovery Center is to empower individuals and restore families through comprehensive healing and support. We are dedicated to helping others achieve and sustain recovery by providing compassionate care, personalized support, and fostering strong family engagement. Our unwavering commitment is to guide our members in reclaiming their lives from the grips of alcohol and drug addiction, promoting lasting recovery and a brighter future for all.