Bridge Program

Bridge Program

We stand for support, structure, and stability.
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Everstand’s Bridge Program provides a safe haven and place of healing for hospitalized youth experiencing complex mental, emotional, and behavioral challenges.

These youth have traditionally been stranded in hospital settings long after being cleared for release due to the inability to locate appropriate placement. Founded in 2022 and funded by the Maryland Department of Health, Bridge provides intensive inpatient stabilization services, including:

Skilled, on-site therapeutic care

Clinical services

Educational programming

Behavioral support



Strong, trusted relationships are at the heart of our complex trauma treatment. We seek to connect with our patients while also incorporating methods of clinical intervention, such as:

  • Psychoeducation
  • Trauma narration
  • Group treatment
  • Cognitive restructuring
  • Development of coping
  • Self-regulation
  • Stress tolerance skills
  • Life skill attainment
  • Post-treatment planning

Through this warm embrace of aid, Bridge patients can begin their journeys of healing and recovery.

Integrated Treatment

We take an integrated approach to care in the Bridge Program, blending both holistic and clinical methods to help address symptoms and start the journey towards recovery.

Our comprehensive team of professionals includes:

  • Assistant Program Director
  • Therapist/Case Manager
  • Unit Supervisor
  • Wellness Coordinator
  • Certified Residential Child and Youth Care Professionals (RCYCP)
  • Lead Treatment Support Specialist
  • Educational Coordinator
  • Special Educator
  • RN
  • Pediatric NP
  • Psychiatrist

A Safe, Calming Environment

Located in its own beautifully renovated building on the 25-acre Everstand Baltimore campus, Bridge is a safe, trauma-responsive space built with compassion in mind. Each resident is provided with their own furnished bedroom, as well as access to communal spaces for educational programming, medical and clinical services, and recreation/wellness.

Building Bridge Together

We’re seeking a variety of passionate medical, behavioral, and clinical staff to join our care team right away. The non-hospital setting at Bridge gives employees the opportunity to provide a deeper, more personalized level of care. You’ll walk alongside Bridge patients for every step of their journey, helping them heal through specialized treatments.

All training is paid and anyone hired will gain experience via deployments throughout Everstand’s program continuum (located on the same campus as Bridge).

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The Bridge Program is a licensed Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) and is funded by the Maryland Department of Health hospital overstay grant program.

Make an Admissions Referral

Our residential programs require a referral from a state or federal entity to begin the admissions process.  The referring party varies slightly depending on which state Everstand operates within. 

If you are a state or federal employee and wish to make a referral, please click here to access our referral directory. 

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Everstand programs are open to any individual or family regardless of their religious beliefs.