The Bridges program was created in 2005 to serve individuals with developmental disabilities who pose significant risks to themselves or the community.
Bridges is licensed as a Center for Developmental Disabilities, and it is administered by a Program Manager and overseen by the leadership of the Beatrice State Developmental Center.
The program was initiated on the Hastings Regional Center (HRC) campus, with many of the staff being prior mental health security specialists from HRC programs. The Bridges program is staffed with dedicated quality employees who have performed commendable work towards addressing the safety and behavioral challenges of the individuals they support.
Currently, Bridges is undergoing many exiting new changes with an ultimate goal to be located in a residential-style setting with adequate security. The programs location and services will be fully complaint with federal certification standards. Bridges has enjoyed a long-lasting partnership with the Hastings community, and is excited to continue to provide quality services to individuals with development disabilities and specialized needs.