Welcome To Friends Of Bridge, Inc.

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We are open!

Even though many businesses throughout NY are closing Friends of Bridge, Inc. will remain open as an essential service provider to serve our clients throughout the COVID-19 duration. During this time we have made several changes to protect both our employees and our clients.

We are frequently disinfecting common areas, providing avenues for hand washing/sanitizing, monitoring everyone within the facility for signs and symptoms of COVID-19, telephone screening new clients prior to allowing them to enter our facility, and changing our counseling practices to avoid any chance of spread. 

Upon entering the building all personnel will have their temperature checked using a non-invasive forehead scan thermometer to ensure that no one on site has a fever. It’s one more way we’re making sure that all of us are safe. 

All of our groups have shifted to telehealth video/chat platforms wherein we can all better social distance from one another while still providing support to our clients. 

Anyone requiring an intake will need to be able to successfully complete our phone screening process including the current CDC guidelines. Once complete intakes will be conducting via telephone or teleconference.

For the foreseeable future our Medical Director is available on-site for medication maintenance, inductions, and screenings. 

Adjusted hours for the time being:

Mondays / Wednesdays 10:00AM – 8:30PM

Tuesdays / Thursdays 10:00AM – 3:00PM 

Fridays 10:00AM – 1:00PM

Please call if you have any questions: 516-825-4242

COVID-19 Information

50th Anniversary Mini Golf Tournament & Luncheon

Saturday May 30th 2020 Rain Date: May 31st 2020

AJ Hendrickson Park Mini Golf Course

Tournament Check In @ 11AM

Luncheon @ 2:30PM

Minimal Track is back!

Minimal Track is a 12 Week program designed for people who’ve had an incident with drugs/alcohol but are not abusing/addicted to either. Someone who has had a single negative outcome due to drugs/alcohol would qualify. Ex. Employer requires educational course, EAP requires some form of treatment. 


Friends Of Bridge, Inc. is a voluntary not-for-profit, community-based outpatient counseling center located in Valley Stream, New York.  Established in 1970, services are provided for the residents of the South Shore of Nassau County and all of the surrounding areas.

Our focus is to assist individuals, their families and significant others whose lives have been impacted by  substance abuse and dependency to begin a process of recovery and positive growth by:

  • Helping our clients to achieve and maintain full abstinence.
  • Maintaining a staff with specialized training to help clients suffering with co-occurring mental health disorders.
  • Educating each individual about chemical dependency and other addictions.
  • Empowering our clients and significant others to build a strong base in recovery, learning and using relapse prevention strategies.
  • Assisting our clients in achieving and maintaining a healthy, responsible lifestyle.

We accept Medicaid / Managed Medicaid / Primary Insurance

We also allow clients to self-pay / Sliding scale payments are available for those at lower income levels. No one will be turned down due to an inability to pay.

If you have a medical emergency, please go to the nearest emergency room.