THE BRIDGE TO SUCCESS IS A FREE PROGRAM
PROVIDES COPING SKILLS AND APPEALING INCENTIVES
SHIP in partnership with the Somerset Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency is offering a FREE weekly program called Bridge to Success that meets for a total of eight 2-hour sessions. Hot dinner and shopping gift cards are provided to participants and transportation and childcare are also available upon request.
Residents of Bound Brook, North Plainfield, South Bound Brook, Manville, and Somerville, who are between the ages of 21 and 64 have a unique opportunity to learn new ways of coping with stress while receiving shopping gift cards and free dinner on a regular basis.
The group is currently in progress in Somerville, it meeting on Tuesday evenings. from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, and others are scheduled to begin soon.
People experience stress in different ways, and difficulty coping can lead to a variety of negative effects such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and even physical health problems. Do not be fooled by the agency name: this program is not just for people with a history of substance use, but for anyone who can benefit from learning how to develop and apply effective coping strategies to deal with the stressors of everyday life.
DO YOU FEEL…
BRIDGE TO SUCCESS can help you reduce your stress by teaching about:
BRIDGE TO SUCCESS:
· Is a 2-hour group that meets once a week for 8 weeks
· Is a place to learn new information and make friends
· Provides opportunity to earn incentives for participating
· Provides dinner at each meeting
· Offers transportation for those in need
So how do I join BRIDGE TO SUCCESS?
· Sign up to have an assessment at SHIP
· The assessment will tell if this program is right for you
· If it is the right program, you may be able to begin the next group starting at SHIP later this month
Questions? Speak to Tom O’Leary at SHIP or call the Somerset Council at 908-722-4900
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