Bridges, formerly ‘The Arc of Brevard’, has provided services and supports to children and adults with disabilities for more than fifty years in Brevard County and Central Florida. We serve more than 400 individuals each day, many of whom have been with us for more than twenty years. Our dedicated staff, Board Members, families, and community partners all play a vital role in ensuring that Bridges provides quality programs in a nurturing, positive, and caring setting.
Over the years we have established many durable partnerships with the business, philanthropic, and non-profit communities that have resulted in a range of new and enriching opportunities for our clients. Bridges is an original partner with United Way of Brevard and is a member of many local state and national organizations. Please feel free to contact us about any of our programs and we will be happy to provide you with more information.
We are a community-based organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities. We are uniquely qualified to offer a flexible range of cost sensitive, practical solutions to the challenges in life through our employment, residential, advocacy, therapeutic, and educational programs.
Bridges provides an array of best practice services in the community. Here is a list of the principle regulatory agencies that audit/monitor our programs and provide technical expertise to ensure we always exceed requirements. We have included their Florida website if you would like any additional information or resources:
Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD)
Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA)
Brevard County Housing and Human Services
Brevard County School Board
Department of Labor (DOL)
Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS)
Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Project Search, Inc.
Social Security Administration
Source America (formerly NISH/ AbilityOne)
United Way of Brevard
U.S Department of Veterans Affairs(VA)
We recognize that today’s economic and regulatory environment presents significant challenges to organizations in the disability field. Our individuals, families and their support teams are often faced with making difficult choices about the quality, frequency and duration of the services they receive. These decisions in turn impact service organizations and their ability to develop, maintain, and enhance the supports and services they can offer.
Our Bridges Support Team is composed of experienced professional consultants who can offer assistance to organizations in the disability field. Each member of the team averages 10-20 years in the disability field and has had executive leadership experience in Florida and several other states.
Assisting your organization to identify new sources of revenue and developing policies and operational procedures to develop new and existing programs particularly in the areas of:
Housing and Urban Development
Contact our President David Cooke directly at 321-690-3464 ext. 21 or at email@example.com to find out how our team of experienced professionals can help your organization survive and thrive in today’s challenging times.
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