The Bridge Program provides a safe haven and place of healing for recently hospitalized youth experiencing complex mental, emotional, and behavioral challenges. These youth have traditionally been stranded in hospital settings long after being medically cleared for release due to a lack of beds available at a behavioral health or psychiatric treatment provider.
Founded in 2022 and funded by the Maryland Department of Health, Bridge provides intensive inpatient stabilization services, including:
BETWEEN JANUARY 2020 AND JULY 2021, 84 MARYLAND YOUTH WERE IN THE HOSPITAL ON “OVERSTAY” STATUS.
Strong, trusted relationships are at the heart of our complex trauma treatment.
We seek to connect with our patients while also incorporating methods of clinical intervention, such as:
- Trauma narration
- Group treatment
- Cognitive restructuring
- Development of coping
- Stress tolerance skills
- Life skill attainment
- Post-treatment planning
We take an integrated approach to care in the Bridge Program, blending both holistic and clinical methods to help address symptoms and start the journey towards recovery.
Our comprehensive team of professionals includes:
- Assistant Program Director
- Therapist/Case Manager
- Unit Supervisor
- Wellness Coordinator
- Certified Residential Child and Youth Care Professionals (RCYCP)
- Lead Treatment Support Specialist
- Educational Coordinator
- Special Educator
- Pediatric NP
A Safe, Calming Environment
Located in its own beautifully renovated building on the 30-acre BCC Baltimore campus, Bridge is a safe, trauma-responsive space built with compassion in mind. Each resident is provided with their own furnished bedroom, as well as access to communal spaces for educational programming, medical and clinical services, and recreation/wellness.
Building Bridge Together
We’re seeking a variety of passionate medical, behavioral, and clinical staff to join our care team right away. The non-hospital setting at Bridge gives employees the opportunity to provide a deeper, more personalized level of care. You’ll walk alongside Bridge patients for every step of their journey, helping them heal through specialized treatments.
All training is paid and anyone hired will gain experience via deployments throughout BCC’s program continuum (located on the same campus as Bridge).
Bridge Program Training
All training is paid and anyone hired prior to Bridge officially opening will gain experience via deployments throughout BCC’s program continuum (located on the same campus as Bridge).
The Bridge Program is a licensed Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) and is funded by the Maryland Department of Health hospital overstay grant program.