Overview and Recent News

Bridgeways’ mission is to provide services that promote quality of life for individuals living with mental illness

in a manner that facilitates growth, independence, and a sense of community.

We carry out our mission each day through our manufacturing social enterprise and an array of programs; connecting adults living with mental illness to life-changing opportunities through employment, housing supports, and engagement with mental health and other supportive services.

Employment Services – We partner with individuals who have experienced challenges finding or keeping a job due to symptoms of a mental illness. We collaborate to help clients find and keep a job in the community that aligns with their interests, skills, abilities, and experiences.

 

Housing Supports – We focus on helping clients obtain and maintain housing stability by working on goals related to mental health recovery, assisting with emergent critical needs, and facilitating engagement with community resources and natural supports.

 

Court Program – Bridgeways is part of the innovative Mental Health Alternatives Program (MAP) – a problem-solving, therapeutic court within Everett and Marysville Municipal courts. Our MAP Liaison works intensively with MAP participants to coordinate and support mental health and substance use disorder treatment.

Check out articles from the North County Outlook and the Marysville Globe to learn more about the first graduate from Marysville MAP.

 

Social Enterprise – Bridgeways’ own manufacturing social enterprise plays a central role in our work to create and sustain great jobs for adults living with mental illness who have experienced challenges to employment. Thanks to our “Mission-Focused Employees”  and our entire team, we deliver top-quality products to our customers – primarily in aerospace.

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Bridgeways Announces New CEO

February 3, 2020

Bridgeways is thrilled to introduce our new CEO, Andrea Duffield. Andrea comes to Bridgeways with a successful career in health care. Beginning as a speech/language pathologist and, over the span of 15 years, Andrea obtained her MBA and founded MOSAIC Rehabilitation in King County. MOSAIC’s array of services included physical and occupational therapy, behavioral health, psychology and counseling services. Andrea has received accolades for her entrepreneurial acumen from the Puget Sound Business Journal, American Business Awards, and 425 Magazine, among others.

Andrea is excited to join Bridgeways and its strong leadership team to tackle the challenges ahead, establish new partnerships, and strengthen the already impressive programs we provide to our clients. She has taken over from Donna Konicki who was Bridgeways’ CEO since 2006.

 

 

 

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View current job opportunities – as of 3/10/2020

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Tour Bridgeways!  During the COVID-19 public health crisis, we are limiting visits to essential business

The community is invited to visit Bridgeways, meet with members of our team, see our manufacturing facility, and learn about how we’re connecting adults living with mental illness to life-changing opportunities through employment and an array of supportive services.

Contact Jeff Patterson to select a date and time that fits your schedule! A typical tour lasts about 90 minutes.

RSVP required: Please contact Jeff Patterson at 425-513-8213 ext. 133 or jpatterson@bridgeways.org to sign up to attend a tour!

 

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COVID-19 Alert

Posted 3/20/2020

The health and safety of our employees, clients, and customers is of utmost importance to Bridgeways.

Our administrative office and social enterprise (manufacturing/production facility) are operating. Our clinical team is serving clients engaged in our supportive employment and housing services remotely.

While we continue to operate, we are also focused on employee and client safety. Please see below for protocols established by our COVID-19 Response Team to protect and inform our employees and constituents:

  • We’ve provided employees with credible information about staying germ free and handwashing. Educational printouts have been distributed to all employees and are posted in common areas.
  • Production staff have been trained and observed for demonstrations of proper of handwashing.
  • Sanitation stations have been set up throughout our buildings.
  • Facility cleaning protocols have tripled to Increase disinfection of commonly touched surfaces.
  • We’ve implemented a remote work plan for our clinical team and have provided sanitization kits for any needs that arise during remote work or in the field.
  • We are limiting visits to our buildings to essential business or employee-support activities.
  • Clients engaged in supportive employment or housing services are meeting with their case managers remotely.
  • Employees are asked to stay home when they are sick or not feeling well.
  • Protocols have been established to prevent contamination and/or spread should an employ feel ill while at work.
  • In addition to our clinical team working remotely, we are continually evaluating the viability of remote work for non-production staff.
  • Recommended social distancing practices have been implemented for on-site employees.
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