James Maroney


James Maroney



December 21, 2021

Senator Maroney, Reps. Smith, Ferraro and Kennedy Support Bonding Approved for Bridges in Milford

Today, state Senator James Maroney (D-Milford), Representatives Frank Smith (D-Milford), Charles Ferraro (R-Milford), and Kathy Kennedy (R-Milford), are supporting state bonding approved for Bridges Healthcare, Inc. in Milford. This community health center provides comprehensive and effective mental health services and addiction recovery programs to adults, children, and families.

Bridges Healthcare Inc. will receive $600,000. This funding will provide upgrades to the HVAC system in the clinic.

“Mental health is so important for everyone, adults and children, and to have the utmost upgraded facility will only improve the environment families can access the best quality healthcare,” said Sen. Maroney. “I am thankful to Governor Lamont for approving this request and I appreciate Representative Borer’s persistence on working to secure this funding.”

“We are delighted and grateful for the grant award to Bridges-Milford, one of the truly great and most deserving service organizations in our city,” said Rep. Smith. “My deepest thanks to the Governor, Representative Borer and the bond commission for helping to secure this much needed funding.”

“Over the years Bridges has put a tremendous effort into our community with their various programs, including the MATT’s Van,” said Rep. Ferraro. “I’m thrilled that they will be the recipients of these monies so that they may continue the good work we’ve come to see.”

“It’s great news to hear that Bridges has been awarded the state funding, they so desperately need to upgrade their HVAC system which is over 30 years old. The upgraded system means a more energy efficient system, and ultimately a significant savings in heating over time,” said Rep. Kathy Kennedy. “I am proud to be a member of the Milford legislative team, working together and recognizing the vital needs and community benefits of Bridges, which serves as a mental health facility that provides so many services for the residents of Milford, Orange and West Haven, especially during the ongoing backdrop of a global pandemic.”

“Bridges is just so grateful for these dollars to support the purchase of a new HVAC system,” said Jennifer Fiorillo, President/CEO of Bridges Healthcare. “Ours is at least thirty years old and in a constant state of disrepair. Our first priority is to provide a safe and comfortable environment to the people we serve and our staff. We appreciate the advocacy of Dorinda Borer, Senator James Maroney, and Kathy Kennedy for supporting our organization and being committed to our mission.”