Fellowship Place selected by the CT Dept. of Mental Health & Addiction Services to co-lead 2 yr federally funded demonstration project

Fellowship Place has been selected by The Connecticut Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (DMHAS) to co-lead with Easter Seals Goodwill a 2 year, federally funded demonstration project that will provide supported employment services for adults with a mental illness and criminal justice involvement. The Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health (PRCH) will run the research component of the project, which seeks to document best practices to help this client population overcome barriers to employment. Employment is believed to be an important factor in successful community re-integration. Funding from this contract will make it possible for Fellowship Place to help 50 additional participants a year find and maintain employment. Lessons learned from the project will be used to establish supported employment programs that reduce recidivism and may be replicated across the country. The new program is an expansion of Fellowship’s Career Development Services, which in FY16-17 provided supported employment services to 135 people.

Pictured left to right: Fellowship Place Employment Specialist Amanda Mendoza, Fellowship Place Director of Career Development Services Sandi Sibilio, and Fellowship Place Employment Specialist Kevin Williams.