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 … [Read more...]

Mission, Values & Vision

Mission Statement To serve adults living with mental illness by offering a full range of therapeutic support and rehabilitation services that promote independence, wellness, and a meaningful life. Value Statement Fellowship Place is committed to providing a safe environment for the people it … [Read more...]

Our History

In the early 1960’s the general public had little understanding or compassion for people who suffered from a serious mental illness. The mentally ill were often treated as outcasts and confined to large, state operated psychiatric institutions for years of their adult lives. Most communities did … [Read more...]

Board of Directors

President – Patrick Luddy, Retired, VP Facilities Planning & Management, Yale New Haven Hospital, Community Volunteer Vice President - Anne Demchak, Retired Stop & Shop Manager, Community Volunteer Secretary - Sue L. Cohen, Amity Regional Board of Education Treasurer - Lewis Lagervall, … [Read more...]

In Their Own Words

Testimonials from members in the Fellowship community and praise from family members. In The Fellowship Community “On my first night at Fellowship Place November 15, 1965, Fellowship first started out with a community meeting at 7:30pm followed by a game nite, followed by coffee and cake. At … [Read more...]

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