The Bridge to Transitional living
Living and working the programme at any of the Bridge residences is a safe, supportive, and structured environment for individuals in early recovery to ease back into life.
We work with you to get you back into life.
Our residents are referred to our facilities from the Cayman Islands Conditional Release Board, Probation, Drug Court, Caribbean Haven or the Counseling Centre. When individuals complete treatment, they may need to explore other living options as an alternative to returning to their home, living by themselves, or with others who are not in recovery. For many, transitional living can provide the support and structure necessary to strengthen recovery skills before transitioning to an independent living environment. The additional support and structure can help them gain confidence and develop the skills that support a productive and healthy life while conditioning them to respond in a positive way to the day-to-day triggers that can lead to relapse.
Amenities & Services
The Bridge Foundation employs a live-in resident manager, one senior operations manager, a director witha B.A. in Psychology from Villanova University. We are the next step on the recovery continuum of care after an individual has received acute inpatient detox and/or has completed a chemical dependency residential treatment programme or an equivalent while incarcerated. We provide shelter with wraparound services for treatment, case management, and employment.
Be Caymanian, a Caymanian Status holder, or a permanent resident
Have undergone treatment for alcohol and/or drug addiction.
Be participating in an aftercare counselling program.
Have a sincere desire to pursue a clean and sober lifestyle.
Be committed to abide by the Residency Guidelines and Expectations.
Have a reference from one or more of the Partnering Agencies.
Be screened and interviewed by The Bridge Foundation Admissions Board for final approval prior to entry.
THIS IS WHERE YOUR BEGIN YOUR RECOVERY.
Living at the Bridge residences is a supportive community designed to help persons navigate early sobriety, identifying challenges and sharing successes — while successfully reintegrating into the workplace, school, family, and other commitments.
The three bedroom, 2,500 sq. ft. sober living home is well furnished, spacious and clean, and equipped with the right structure and resources to facilitate sobriety.
Live-in house managers are onsite and present daily to help to help residents learn or relearn life skills, self-care, and enforce standards that promote introspection and staying on the right course. We foster drama-free, healthy sober environments where residents can grow in recovery.
WE INTRODUCE RECOVERY AND PROGRAMMES
Living in a sober community is an opportunity to develop new, supportive relationships with others that are also on the journey toward recovery – both in the homes and the community.
At the Bridge Foundation, we introduce our participants to the 12-step model of recovery in conjunction with intensive peer, sponsor and management support. Participants enrich their lives and build confidence and self-sufficiency by learning (or relearning) basic life skills and responsibilities including mandatory 12-step meeting attendance and sponsorship.
Many individuals suffering from dependence to drugs and alcohol find themselves isolated and alone, often without meaningful relationships, while bonds with family and friends buckle under the weight of a substance use disorder.
At The Anchor House, you are able to develop bonds with others as they develop and heal in recovery. The sense of community and lack of isolation are just some of the benefits individuals receive from sober living. There is power in being a member of a community of like-minded people, all working to improve themselves for the better. Sober living can be a way to build a network of people you can rely on to support your new life in recovery.
WE ENHANCE YOUR ECONOMIC STABILITY
As our participants complete recovery milestones and goals, we facilitate opportunities to advance economic security and job skills through our partnership with
Beacon Farms offers agriculture-based jobs in a variety of positions, creating meaningful employment and a solid career path to those who qualify.
The Bridge Foundation supports these first steps toward long term sobriety, independence and accountability by providing caring people and dedicated resources that increase the likelihood of a clean, sober and prosperous future for our participants.
WE ENCOURAGE YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT
The evidence supporting sober living as an effective method for recovering addicts and alcoholics to maintain abstinence over the long-term is clear. If only four participants successfully transition and do not re-offend, then our New Start Program has paid for itself. In the first two years of our operations 18 residents have achieved their recovery goals.
Approximately 85% of Caymanians currently incarcerated have substance abuse issues. Each incarcerated offender costs Cayman taxpayers approximately $70,000 per year and 18 recovered residents from our program have saved $1,260,000. Seventy percent of offenders released from custody with untreated substance abuse issues will likely re-offend.
Improvements were indicated among residents regarding the reduction in alcohol and drug use, a reduction in arrests, a decrease of psychiatric symptoms, and increased rates of employment. Factors that contributed to these outcomes were the social network that was utilized, including more involvement in AA and NA meetings and a supportive substance-free residential community.
Bridging the Gap
The Foundation provides safe, secure, supervised transitional housing and resources dedicated to repairing the damage of the past. We need your help to continue to reduce recidivism in the Cayman Islands.