Hearing Voices: Stories of love, Mental Illness, and Creativity – Thank You Michael Mack!

Many thanks to Michael Mack, celebrated poet, writer, and performer, for his phenomenal, multifaceted performance of ‘Hearing Voices: Stories of love, Mental Illness, and Creativity, on Fellowship Place’s campus May 18. In his one-man presentation, Mack shared a series of stories about growing up with a mother with schizophrenia, and how her illness impacted the family, along with reflections on the artistic process as a spiritual pilgrimage of healing. A truly inspiration performance, threaded with multiple standing ovations from the audience!

Michael Mack was five years old when his mother was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Her illness brought radical changes to everyone in Mack’s family – changes they would navigate for decades. Mack began writing about her life to better understand her inner struggle, and his own lifelong depression. This evolved into stories and performances that became an integral part of Mack’s healing journey – not healing as a tidy little package, but in the complexity of a person growing ever more into a whole self.

In 2023, Mack won the Great American Fiction Contest published by The Saturday Evening Post. His work has aired on NPR and has been published by the likes of the Journal of the American Medical Association and Beloit Poetry Journal. Mack has performed at the US Library of Congress, Yale University, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, the Austin International Poetry Festival, and Off-Off-Broadway at the Times Square Arts Center.

The Great Give® 2023. Thank You to all of our Supporters!

Fellowship Place is Proud to Have Participated in The Great Give® 2023. Thank You to all of our Supporters!
Catch a glimpse of Fellowship Place Executive Director Mary Guerrera’s Interview on WNHH Radio as part of The Great Give® 2023

Fellowship Place needs your support during The Great Give® 2023!

Our agency is seeking support for the Fellowship Inn Daytime Drop-in Center for the homeless.

Your donation will help us provide breakfast and lunch 7 days a week, and laundry supplies for homeless adults who come to the Inn for daytime support services. Funding of this program is a priority, especially as the agency struggles with rising costs due to inflation and supply chain issues, and a 30% increase in demand for services. Fellowship Place serves more than 200 homeless adults annually, many of whom struggle with a mental illness or a mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorder.

Donate anytime from May 3rd at 8:00 am through May 4th at 8:00 pm by visiting:

  • A $25.00 donation provides nutritious meals for over five homeless individuals in the Inn
  • A $50.00 donation buys laundry pods for the homeless to do 220 loads of laundry in the Inn
  • A $100.00 donation buys nutritious meals for over 20 homeless individuals in the Inn
  • A $250.00 donation buys 40 nutritious meals and 220 laundry pods for the homeless in the Inn

Fellowship Place to take applications for the 2023 CT Renters Rebate program

Fellowship Place will take applications for the 2023 CT Renters Rebate program April 1-Sept. 30. This program provides low-income elderly and disabled residents who paid rent in Connecticut during 2022 with a rebate ranging from $10 to $700. What a great opportunity for people on a fixed income to stretch their budgets! For more info or to schedule an appointment call (203) 401-4227 and ask to speak with a member of Fellowship’s Housing staff.