LifeBridge Community Services - formerly Family Services Woodfield

LifeBridge (formerlyFSW) is one of the oldest and most comprehensive private, non-profit human service agencies in Connecticut. Annually, we serve thousands of individuals and families predominantly in the Greater Bridgeport region with some services offered throughout Connecticut.  FSW employs a holistic, integrative service delivery model to help low income families become economically self sufficient, and  employs best practices to help people build on their strengths and capabilities, bringing positive, lasting change to their lives.

Mission Statement

LifeBridge's  mission is to empower people to build a brighter future by linking links flexible, innovative, collaborative programs to restore personal capability, develop skills, and build a pathway to economic self sufficiency.

Primary Services

Behavioral Health

Walk-in mental health clinic

Licensed outpatient psychiatric clinic for adults and children

HIV/AIDS case management services

Domestic violence counseling

Family Assets programs that elevate families out of poverty

Financial education workshops

Individual budget counseling

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Matched savings accounts

Workshops in Business Opportunities offering entrepreneurial training

Networking, education and micro-loans for small businesses

Homelessness prevention assistance

Services for at-risk Youth

Case Management, education and community re-entrance assistance for youth on parole

Financial and life skills, job coaching and placement assistance for youth aging out of foster care

The Youth Business Center, teaching independent living, workplace and practical job skills

Assistance for the Deaf and Sign Language Interpreters

Assistance with financial, stabilization and behavioral health needs;  socialization opportunities

Interpreting services

Literacy Volunteers and Workskills Services

Mentoring for the functionally illiterate

English for speakers of other languages

Employment preparation and Workforce Skills Certification

External diploma program

Workplace education

Meals on Wheels

Meal delivery for home-bound seniors and persons with disabilities 

Locations with address and telephone #

475 Clinton Avenue

Bridgeport, CT 06605


203-368-1239 (fax)

2030368-5653 (TTY)