Off to Camp CONNRI!

Our group departed for Camp CONNRI today and is looking forward to enjoying the cool breezes off the lake during the heat wave this week. Thanks again to supporters of the Birgitta Johnson CAMPERSHIP Fund!

Fellowship Place Open House – Thank You Randye Kaye

Many thanks to Randye Kaye, for sharing with us her insightful personal history on how mental illness affects the entire family, not only the individual who is ill.

Fellowship Place Open House, June 15 

Featured presentation: a conversation with Randye Kaye, Voice Talent/Actress/Speaker/Author

When Mental Illness Strikes Someone You Love:
A Conversation with Randye Kaye about the Family Experience

Campus Tours, Member Art Exhibit, Refreshments
Featured Presentation

Randye Kaye harnesses the power of words in her work as a radio personality, improv and stage actor, drama teacher, humorist, podcast host, writer, motivational speaker, voice talent, and audiobook narrator. Her bestselling book, Ben Behind His Voices: One Family’s Journey from the Chaos of Schizophrenia to Hope, was nominated for a Publisher’s Weekly Award.

Her second book, Happier Made Simple: Choose Your Words. Change Your Life, reached #1 International Bestseller Status on its official Launch Day on Amazon.

On the more serious side, Randye speaks to groups of doctors, nurses, medical students, families, providers, and legislators regarding the family experience when mental illness strikes. She is a Family-to-Family teacher/trainer for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and former diversity trainer with the Anti-Defamation League. She lives with her family in Connecticut.

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Serving adults with mental illness by offering a full range of therapeutic support and rehabilitation services
that promote independence, wellness, and a meaningful life.

Mental Health Awareness month & Memorial Day Celebration

On May 27, Fellowship Place celebrated Mental Health Awareness month and Memorial Day with a campus barbecue. Games, music, the great outdoors, and friendship were celebrated as ways to cope with the instability and challenges our country is facing.

A Successful Fellowship Place Gala

Just under 200 guests attended the Fellowship Place Gala: Celebrating the Extraordinary People at Fellowship Place on April 28 at The New Haven Lawn Club. A special thank you to all of our supporters for a magical evening. All funds raised will benefit housing and therapeutic support services for adults living with a serious mental illness.

Birgitta Johnson Campership Fund at Fellowship Place, Annual Awards Ceremony

The Birgitta Johnson Campership Fund at Fellowship Place awarded six camperships at its annual awards ceremony on May 24. Winners receive a free trip to the Salvation Army’s Camp CONNRI, an adult retreat center in Ashford, CT.

To be considered for a campership, individuals must submit a piece of art or an essay describing why they need a summer getaway from city life. Winners are selected by the Fellowship Place Board of Directors. The Campership Fund is named in honor of former Board President, the late Birgitta Johnson, who loved to travel. Birgitta was dedicated to giving the individuals served at Fellowship Place the opportunity for new & enriching experiences.

Fellowship Place Celebrated Earth Day-Participating in Greater Dwight Development Corp’s Neighborhood Cleanup.

Fellowship Place celebrated Earth Day on Saturday, April 23 by participating in the Greater Dwight Development Corporation’s annual neighborhood clean-up. About 15 clients worked with staff to pick up trash on Dwight Street, Elm Street, and University Place. What a wonderful way to give back to the community and enjoy a beautiful Spring day outdoors, Fellowship style!