CHEFA Funds Support Campus Meal Program

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Fellowship Place awarded a $61,000 grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority as part of its 2014 Nonprofit Grant Program.

Fellowship Place is one of 56 nonprofit providers throughout the state selected to receive a grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) as part of its 2014 Nonprofit Grant Program, focused on the areas of food, housing and medical care.

CHEFA funds will support the Fellowship Place campus meal program, to help eliminate hunger and meet the basic nutritional needs, for people with chronic mental illness attending our campus daily for their therapeutic & social rehab activities. “Our Healthy Meals initiative is just one way that Fellowship Place supports our clients’ efforts to stay on track for recovery from mental illness or a co-occurring substance abuse disorder,” said Fellowship Place Executive Director, Mary A. Guerrera. She added, “Fellowship Place is grateful for CHEFA’s interest in the health and well-being of this very vulnerable population in our community.”

“The need is great as evidenced by the 123 non-profits that submitted letters of interest for the grant program. Since 2003, CHEFA has provided more than $26 million in grant funding and targeted investments to Connecticut nonprofits, more than $10 million of which has been awarded through this program alone,” said Jeffrey A. Asher, CHEFA’s executive director.

CHEFA is a quasi-public agency created by the State Legislature to help Connecticut healthcare and educational institutions, and other not-for-profit entities obtain tax exempt financing. CHEFA is self-sustaining and receives no taxpayer funds.

For more information, please contact Melissa Holroyd, Fellowship Place Development Director at mholroyd@fellowshipplace.org

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