Improving Access; Enhancing Quality of Life for People with Disabilities
BRIDGES operates a variety of programs under the heading of Independent Living Services (ILS). Programs and services are guided by the philosophy of Independent Living to provide the necessary supports for individuals with disabilities to experience autonomy in all areas of living. Many of these programs are operated in collaboration with other service providers, government agencies, and community partners.
Open Doors – assists individuals living in a nursing home or Intermediate Care Facility in making decisions regarding home and community-based services.
Employment Services– resources and activities for individuals seeking career and job opportunities.
Equine Therapy- horseback riding lessons for students with disabilities to enhance quality of life.
BRIDGES was founded in 1987 under the name Rockland Independent Living Center (RILC). It is a community-based, peer-driven, cross-disability, not-for-profit organization dedicated to advocacy and leadership on behalf of people with disabilities.