Fellowship Place receives 2023 grant award from the Petit Family Foundation

Fellowship Place is the recipient of a 2023 grant award from the Petit Family Foundation in support of the agency’s Expressive Arts program, which inspires and promotes artistic expression as a therapeutic tool for adults living with chronic mental illness. The program offers a safe haven where clients participate in a variety of artistic forms of expression, including visual art, writing, and music.

Photo: Dr. Bill Petit, President Petit Family Foundation, Melissa Holroyd, Development Director of Fellowship Place, Bernie Lidestri Petit Family Foundation Board Member.

Fellowship Place the Recipient of a 2023 Pfizer Inc. Grant Award

Fellowship Place has been awarded a 2023 grant award from Pfizer Inc. in support of the agency’s Healthy Meal Program, which addresses food insecurity & nutrition for low-income adults living with serious mental illness who attend therapeutic activities on our agency’s campus. The program provides access to free healthy meals daily- functioning as a safety net for clients who may not have adequate funds, cooking skills, or kitchen facilities, to eat and prepare nutritious meals on a daily basis. The program also gives them the opportunity to socialize and share meals with peers who face similar challenges.

Studies show that regular nutrition and an improved food lifestyle have proven effective in reducing the health-related risk factors common among people with serious mental illness, and both are vital to them in functioning at the highest level of independent living possible, an important outcome in the work that Fellowship Place does.

Fellowship Place recognized by Dr. Ezra Griffith in the latest edition of Psychiatric News

The Beacon, Fellowship Place’s literary journal featuring poems and essays by members of the agency’s Writers Group, was recently featured for a second time in Psychiatric News. Read the article Here
Thank you Dr. Griffith for recognizing our work.

Thank you Stop & Shop for being a good neighbor!

Mary Guerrera, Fellowship Place Executive Director with Barry and Carrie, Managers of the Stop & Shop on Whalley Ave. Stop & Shop supported the agency’s Thanksgiving celebration by contributing gift cards, gift bags, and volunteers to assemble food bags for agency clients. Thank you Stop & Shop for being a good neighbor.

Thanksgiving Celebration at Fellowship Place!

Fellowship Place celebrated Thanksgiving today with music, good food, raffle prizes, and, most importantly, good friends. The pandemic reaffirmed the importance of social connections to everyone’s overall health and wellbeing. Fellowship Place has provided a safe and welcoming community for individuals struggling with a mental health or substance use problem for more than 60 years.

Happy Thanksgiving to all our supporters!