Fellowship Place receives 2022 grant award from NewAlliance Foundation

Fellowship Place has been awarded a 2023 grant award from NewAlliance Foundation 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.

Fellowship Place awarded $110,000 Responsive Grant to provide general operating support to help adults with mental illness lead independent, meaningful, and healthy lives through a full range of therapeutic support and rehabilitation services.

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven (CFGNH) has awarded Fellowship Place a grant totaling $110,000 through The Foundation’s largest annual competitive grants process. The awarded funds will provide general operating support over the next two years for Fellowship Place’s core programs.

“Fellowship Place is honored to be chosen as a 2022 award recipient by the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven,” says Executive Director, Mary A. Guerrera, “The agency is very grateful for the Community Foundation’s continued support and recognition of Fellowship Place’s role in New Haven’s mental health system of care. The Responsive Grant will help the agency bridge the gap between government contracts and the true cost of providing services. The additional funds will help the agency’s efforts to recruit and retain qualified staff.”

For sixty-two years, Fellowship Place has provided a supportive community fostering mental health for some of the poorest and most vulnerable members of the community. The agency’s campus, located in New Haven’s Dwight neighborhood, is open every day of the year, including holidays, and offers counseling, day programs, employment and education services, as well as forty-five units of permanent supported housing. More than 800 individuals are served annually, with the majority coping with serious mental illness, poverty, homelessness, unemployment, and social isolation. Fellowship Place is committed to helping the mentally ill, their families, and the public understand and appreciate that with proper treatment and support, people with a mental illness can be successful and contribute to the vibrancy of the community.

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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.

Fellowship Place
441 Elm Street, New Haven, CT 06511 • (203) 401-4227 •
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.