Community Bridges Inc., Mesa, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona, USA
554 S Bellview
Mesa, AZ, 85204

Community Bridges Inc. Overview

Founded in 1982, Community Bridges Inc. is a non-profit and private organization which has been providing all-inclusive, medically integrated recovery programs for individuals suffering from substance abuse and behavioral problems for more than three decades. The organization is one of the largest providers of behavioral and medical health care in the state of Arizona. The organization has treatment centers in up to 14 communities including Yuma, Maricopa, Apache, Pinal counties and offers up to 29 treatment programs. Community Bridges provides a continuum of care that involves prevention, treatment, and recovery and offers holistic, effective treatment by experienced nurse practitioners and physicians. The organization offers also offers a program exclusively for women and children, the Center for Hope, which opened in January 2005 and seeks to provide pregnant, postpartum, and homeless women in need to behavioral health treatment with medical and housing services. Center for Hope provides transitional housing and outpatient treatment programs for adult women and children (6 years and older) suffering from mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders. The organization also offers crisis stabilization and an inpatient detoxification program which includes monitoring and evaluations. The organization has a person-centered, support network to help individuals live independently and outpatient and residential programs for clients who are interested in long-term recovery and various forms of effective therapy. The organization has three inpatient programs in Yuma, Holbrook, and the Benson Desert facilities. Treatment may last for up to two months depending on the needs of the client.

Housing and Food

The organization operates three residential programs: one situated at the Yuma Lighthouse, one in Holbrook, and the last in Benson Desert facilities. The Yuma Lighthouse can accommodate up to 24 people, Benson Desert Sunrise can house up to 12 adults at any time, and the Al long residential can accommodate up to 16 male adults. Length of stay usually ranges from two weeks to two months depending on the needs of the resident. Most rooms at the facility have private bathrooms and can accommodate two people. At the Center for Hope facility for women and children in Mesa, Arizona women and newborn babies and children live on the 24-unit campus which includes three cozy cottages, a child development center, a family visitation room, and outdoor play areas. Food at the facilities in prepared on site and served in the dining rooms.

Treatment Options

The organization offers various models of therapy depending on the patient’s unique needs. These include:

Residential Programs

In the residential programs offered by the organization, patients may receive treatment for up to 60 days which includes evaluations, therapeutic programming, and the practice of coping skills. In this program, residents may also undergo individual and group therapy, detoxification, peer support, and relapse prevention.

Outpatient Treatment

In the outpatient treatment program, the facilities offer behavioral and medical treatment to participants suffering from substance abuse, behavioral and mental health issues. Short and long-term recovery is the focus of this program and each individual is offered evidence-based forms of treatment by experienced medical support staff, clinical administrators, and specialists.
The following are a list of problems treated at the facilities:

  • Substance abuse
  • Trauma
  • Mood disorders
  • Child developmental problems
  • Co-occurring disorder


The organization offers various options of therapy which include:

  • Psycho-education
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Trauma Therapy
  • Relapse prevention


It costs about $7,500 for a 30-day residential treatment program and $5,400 for a 30-day intensive outpatient treatment program but the prices vary depending on the type of program registered into. Clients are advised to call the facility to find out more information about funding and insurance coverage and verification. Financial Counselors and Administrative staff are available to answer all questions.

Licenses and Accreditations

The facility is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

Community Bridges Inc. Advantages

The facility provides programs to educate clients, their families, and the community surroundings on addiction and mental health. Special programs such as Unscript which is only available in Scottsdale, for prescription addiction (painkiller) and Center for Hope, an outpatient treatment and transitional living program for women who are pregnant and women with young children.
The facility’s activities and programs reflect its philosophy which is to maintain the dignity of the human life. The organization has a success rate of 80% which shows that not only is the treatment program a winner, but the staffs are professional and focused on giving clients the best. The facility provides a program that is fully dedicated to the continued success in the treatment of individuals registered into the facility.


Frank Scarpati

President/ CEO

Frank holds a Bachelor’s degree from Columbia College majoring in Business Administration and a Master’s degree from Pepperdine University majoring in Human Resources Management. He also holds a Doctorate degree from the Southern California University majoring in Higher Education. He is certified to practice psychotherapy and is also licensed to be a Substance Abuse Counselor. He has advanced training to be a Specialist in Relapse Prevention.

Michel Sucher

Chief Medical Officer

Michel, while holding the Medical Director position at the facility, also holds a Medical Director position for the Arizona Medical Board in the department of Monitored Aftercare Programs. He is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians and also The American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Tauna Miner

Chief Administrative Officer

Tauna before working with the facility as Chief Administrative Officer/Vice President, she worked in the Administrative Department for Apria Healthcare, the University of California at the Irvine Medical Center, and Tokos Medical Corporation. In these jobs, she managed and overseed strategies, administration, development of bylaws, and also worked with the Joint Commission on accreditation compliance.

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