The Salvation Army Bridge provides a range of effective support services that help reduce the harmful effects of alcohol and other drugs in people's lives.
We provide tāngata whaiora (people seeking wellness) and their whānau (family) with a safe place to belong where personal choice is encouraged and supported. We provide recovery information and practical tools communicated in meaningful ways which are culturally appropriate that supports healthy wellbeing.
Bridge services are supported by a range of professional kaimahi (staff) who bring a combination of clinical knowledge, cultural worldviews, and lived experience who work with our tāngata and whānau to provide a variety of wrap-around support services.
The University of Otago study Testing the Bridge (2015) found that the Bridge services provided evidence-based, world-class treatment and continuing care for people affected by their harmful use of alcohol or other drugs (Testing the Bridge 2015).