About Us

About Bridgeway Center, Inc. (BCI)

Bridgeway Center is a non-profit health and human services company serving residents of Okaloosa County and beyond. BCI is nationally accredited by CARF and licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families for outpatient services of all ages.

Our services are provided to those experiencing depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, substance abuse and addiction, behavioral problems, poor impulse control, and thoughts of harming oneself or others.

BCI offers a therapeutic, supportive, and nurturing environment.

We begin each client/patient’s care by assessing their needs and strengths. Through this process and with the client/patient, develop an individualized plan to meet service and treatment goals.

Our multi-disciplinary team includes therapists, case managers, physician/nurse practitioners, and nurses.

    History of BCI

    BCI was founded in 1966 through the advocacy of local community leaders. It began as a storefront and provided comprehensive counseling to the growing communities of Okaloosa County. Starting as the Okaloosa Guidance Clinic with four staff members, the agency steadily added services and programs to meet the area’s changing needs. In 1991, the agency name was changed to Bridgeway Center, Inc. to reflect the expanding mission, vision, scope of services, and role in the community.

    BCI has 10 locations throughout Okaloosa County. BCI currently operates and manages the One Hopeful Place male and female homeless shelter.

    Catherine “Kay” Berridge

    Leading Founder of Bridgeway Center