About Friends of Bridge, Inc.

Friends Of Bridge, Inc. is a not-for-profit, outpatient counseling center located in Valley Stream, NY. Established in 1970, we provide services for residents of Nassau County and the surrounding areas.

We’ve been providing addiction services for 54 years

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

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.

To Apply

To apply for programs or services, please call us at (516) 825-4242.  A brief telephone application will start the process.

Friends Of Bridge, Inc. does not discriminate against any person seeking advice at our center.


All contacts are kept private and confidential under HIPPA regulations.


Our fees are based on a sliding scale and one’s ability to pay.

Forms of Payment


All members of our staff are Qualified Health Professionals with expertise in the treatment of substance and co-occurring mental health disorders.

Licensure and Funding

Friends Of Bridge, Inc. is a licensed Chemical Dependency Treatment Center recognized by:

  • New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services

  • Nassau County Department of Mental Health, Chemical Dependency, and Developmental Disabilities Services

  • The Inc. Village of Valley Stream

  • New York State Legislative Grants

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