Bridges is a year-round after-care program that operates Monday-Friday from 2:45pm to 5:45pm located in Caldwell.  Here, The Arc of Essex County provides a safe, fun setting for teenaged consumers and adults to participate in activities with their peers.  The calendar of activities provided includes: cooking and exercise classes, arts and crafts, music, dancing, etc. Through staff supports, participants are encouraged to socialize, build friendships and maximize independence. Families can choose the days of the week that work best for them. Transportation to the program is included for The Arc Essex Day Program participants. Other participants are responsible for transportation to and from this program. For an additional fee, participants can join our After-Work program on Thursdays, extending their time with us until 7:00 PM.