M & ME Program
The Bridge accommodates dependent children, age eight (8) and under, who are in their mother's care while living in our therapeutic community. Programming for mothers with their children carries a heavy emphasis on pertinent parenting issues.
Parents are children's most important role model and source of support. This is especially true for children who have witnessed the effects of addiction within their family. This program provides an opportunity for the resident to learn to care for themselves, improve or enhance relationships with their children and to help their children develop positive safety and coping skills. Substance abuse affects the entire family. As the mother begins to heal, grow and learn new skills, the child must too. We are here to help mothers become the best parent they can be. Most recovering mothers admit that addiction robbed them of being the best they wanted to be. The Bridge/Mom & Me collaborate with local service providers for services not provided on site. These services include Primary Care, Adams County Health and Human Services, Adams County Immunization Clinic, CASA, Early Head Start, Healthy Beginnings, Hastings Public Schools Systems and Head Start.
Daycare: At an age deemed appropriate by both the staff and the parent, children will be enrolled in offsite daycare services during daytime programming. Staff will assist mothers in obtaining childcare that both the mother and child are comfortable with. A list of current licensed childcare providers is available in support staff offices.