60th Anniversary Gala Celebration for Fellowship Place
Fellowship Place is celebrating 60 years of service to the New Haven community with an Anniversary Gala dinner and auction on Thursday, February 27th 2020, from 6:00 – 9:30 pm, at the New Haven Lawn Club. Please join us in recognizing Fellowship Place’s evolution from a once weekly social get together to a full service agency that provides a variety of therapeutic activities daily. Event honorees include Senator Richard Blumenthal and former Board member Jim Rascati, LCSW. Senator Blumenthal is a longtime supporter of the Fellowship Place mission, and since his election to the Senate, he has championed the need for improved health care and housing options for veterans with behavioral health needs. In the 1970’s Jim Rascati helped Fellowship Place and the CT Mental Health Center (CMHC) partner to provide social rehabilitation services for individuals receiving clinical treatment at CMHC, establishing an important and meaningful collaboration that continues today. This very special evening will include music by the Bales-Gitlin Band, dinner, and a live and silent auction. Gold Sponsors include Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Kolmar Americas Inc. /American Green Fuels, Troutman Sanders LLP, and Yale New Haven Hospital. To purchase tickets visit: https://fellowshipplace.org/60yearsgala/ or contact Melissa Holroyd, Development Director, (203) 401-4227 x1211, firstname.lastname@example.org Fellowship Place’s mission is to serve adults living with mental illness by offering a full range of therapeutic support and rehabilitation services that promote independence, wellness, and a meaningful life. Open 365 days a year, the agency serves over 800 people annually. Services include supportive counseling, day programs, job training and job placement, skill building groups, expressive arts groups, physical recreation, and, for some clients, housing. The agency's holistic approach complements services such as medication management and talk therapy provided in hospital and clinic settings. Proceeds from the gala will help Fellowship Place meet basic operating expenses and continue its tradition of being open every day of the year.