The BRIDGES Society is a charitable, non-profit organization that serves as a community resource, a drop-in centre, a "soup kitchen," and offers programs for all who wish to participate in social outreach for their own mental wellness and for the development of healthy habits and lifestyle.
Our Mission is to provide a safe environment with support services for people with mental health needs in the Hinton area. We affiliate and partner with other support agencies in Hinton, making it easier for people to find the support they need to live more fulfilling, prosperous and healthy lives as active, contributing members of our community.
The BRIDGES society provides support, community-based programming, information and understanding to people living with: schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, panic/anxiety disorder and other mental health problems. Our hope is that everyone in our community receives support, services and the opportunity to enjoy lives which are healthy, secure and meaningful. Our activities and services help ease the loneliness and isolation that frequently accompanies mental illness, as well as promoting overall wellness and the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle. We are committed to providing a safe, understanding place for people of all backgrounds including seniors, youth, families, other-abled, First Nations, Metis & Indigenous peoples and LGBTQ2S+ people.
Our facility is located at
#102 - 111 Government Rd. Hinton AB
Email: Janice: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email Alphia: email@example.com
Pictured at left, Cheryl (Kitchen Crew), Marlene (Kitchen Captain), Alphia Lachance (Activity Coordinator) and Janice Baxter (Office Manager)
President: Chris Bourne
Vice President: Kathy Rees
Secretary: Dianne Robertson
Treasurer: Amanda DeRudder
Directors: Hank Smit, Lynne Kirstein, Marlene Hannula, Robert Lindsay, Toyin Sharman, Lena Ouellet
Alberta Health Services Community Advisor: Lois Ryan-Ottley
Our rental agreement is located on the Links & Downloads page under the MORE tab at the top of the page. You can rent the hall, boardroom, or our commercial kitchen (or all), and we can cater events for you.
The BRIDGES Society provides a safe environment with support services for people with mental health needs in the Hinton area.
Our vision is that BRIDGES upholds excellence in mental health and wellness in the Hinton community.
BRIDGES believes the vision can be fulfilled by providing service to all, mindful of our core values: Communication, Honesty and Integrity, Quality, Respect, Teamwork, Flexibility and Growth, Community and Family Focus