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 2020 Grant Award from the Petit Family Foundation

Fellowship Place has been awarded a $3,000 grant award from the Petit Family Foundation for the Expressive Arts program, which utilizes artistic expression in various forms as a therapeutic tool. “Fellowship Place is very grateful for this support from the Petit Family Foundation” says Executive Director, Mary A. Guerrera, “we are honored to be chosen as a 2020 award recipient. The expressive arts program has been an important outlet and resource for our clients during the coronavirus crisis.”

The Petit Family Foundation honors the memories of Jennifer Hawke-Petit, Hayley Elizabeth Petit, and Michaela Rose Petit by continuing the kindness, idealism and activism that defined their lives. The Foundation’s funds are given to foster the education of young people, especially women in the sciences; to improve the lives of those affected by chronic illnesses; and to support efforts to protect and help those affected by violence.

Pictured from Left to Right: Fellowship Place Executive Director Mary A Guerrera, Kimberly Petit, and Dr. William Petit.