Expressive Arts Festival May 4, 2017

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Fellowship Place is pleased to invite the general public to the agency’s second annual Expressive Arts Festival from 5:00-7:30pm on May 4 n Fellowship Place’s campus, located at 441 Elm Street in New Haven.  Supported by the City of New Haven Mayor’s Community Arts Grants Program, this free event will showcase the creative talents of the agency’s clients.  The evening will include:

  • Art exhibit and sale
  • Live performance by Fellowship Place’s seven-piece band
  • Live poetry readings by Fellowship Place’s writers group
  • Refreshments & healthy snacks presented by Fellowship Place’s Food Service Training Interns

The Expressive Arts Festival will kick off community celebrations for “May is Mental Health Awareness Month”. The expressive arts, including visual arts, writing, and music groups, are used to help program participants express their creativity, build self-confidence, and develop coping skills.  We are also thrilled to partner with The South Central Connecticut Regional Mental Health Board and MINDMAP CT. The South Central Connecticut Regional Mental Health Board will host an information table on services available throughout Connecticut. MindMap CT will host an information table on the early detection and treatment of psychotic disorders. MINDMAP is a public information campaign, and collaboration between the Yale Dept. of Psychiatry, the CT Mental Health Center, and the CT Dept. of Mental Health & Addiction Services, aimed at improving early detection of mental illness.

Fellowship Place seeks to help adults with mental illness lead more meaningful, fulfilling and healthy lives by offering resources, education, and opportunity.  The agency provides a wide range of services, including supportive counseling and case management, supported housing, job training and career development services, social & physical recreation programs, expressive arts therapy, and skill building groups.  More than 750 people a year are served.

Advance reservations for the Expressive Arts Festival may be made by contacting Gina Papelo at 203-401-4227 or  gpapelo@fellowshipplace.org.

For more information, visit www.fellowshipplace.org or contact Melissa Holroyd, Development Director (203) 401-4227 x1211, mholroyd@fellowshipplace.org

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