About Us

In 1960, inspired by the uplifting and therapeutic benefits of dance and creative expression, Phyllis McDowell and volunteers from the Mental Health Association of New Haven and the Jewish Community Center launched Fellowship Place, a socialization program for psychiatric patients discharged from state hospitals. Fellowship Place offered a new and different way of engaging people with severe mental illness in community life.
Today, 50 years later, Fellowship Place has come a long way since its first home in the basement of the New Haven Jewish Community Center on Chapel Street. Located on a campus-like setting in New Haven we are a full-service psycho-social center, open 365 days a year, providing a broad range of housing, support, rehabilitation and employment services to help adults with chronic mental illness lead more meaningful, fulfilling, and healthy lives.


Click the play button to see an interview with Fellowship Place’s Executive Director, Mary Guerrera on WTNH CT News Channel 8.
Click the play button to see Ed Stannard’s New Haven Register interview of Fellowship Place’s Executive Director Mary Guerrera and Fellowship Place clients.



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