Interim’s Bridge House is a 13-bed state-licensed, transitional residential treatment program to meet the needs of adults living with both mental illnesses and substance abuse and dependency disorders. The program’s goals are focused on building consumers’ knowledge and skills in mental health wellness and alcohol and other drug recovery.
All residents participate in the Bridge House Wellness & Recovery Academy, a day treatment program that provides educational, recreational, and therapeutic activities to help residents achieve their goals in the areas of symptom and medication management, personal functioning, improving social and family relationships and substance abuse recovery. Residents take an active role in the household community and their recovery plans; sharing in program and policy development, meal preparation and planning, and all other household tasks. The program is located in Monterey and is staffed 24 hours a day.
Clients must be referred by Monterey County Behavioral Health. The program fee is based on a sliding scale, with the maximum stay of six months.
Safe steps over troubled waters
A poem by the residents of Bridge House
From here to there can be treacherous and
Fraught with many challenges
A way across is needed — Like a Bridge
Without a way up & over, we would be doomed
So now we’re crossing the Bridge
Where I lay me down and get myself back up
A better way never seems to be there until we
Make a commitment to get there
So now we travel the road with its ups and
Downs working the recovery that is ours