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Fellowship Place Event: Walker Vreeland’s Critically Acclaimed one-man play ‘FROM SHIP TO SHAPE’ at Fellowship Place Campus

May 9, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Fellowship Place is pleased to invite the public to see the Connecticut premiere of Walker Vreeland’s critically acclaimed one-man play ‘FROM SHIP TO SHAPE’ On May 9, 2018 at 6:30pm in the main building of Fellowship's campus at 441 Elm Street in New Haven. “…FROM SHIP TO SHAPE is a funny and gut-wrenching autobiographical monologue about one young man’s struggle with mental illness in today’s world.  It's about losing your mind while chasing your dreams, the journey in pursuit of healing, and how a cruise ship can push you over the edge.”  In the summer of 2003, Vreeland got a job as a lead singer for Norwegian Cruise Lines, but he could never have imagined the voyage that lay ahead. Boarding the Bermuda-bound ship would mark the onset of a mental breakdown so severe he would wake up months later in 1 of the 101 beds at Johns Hopkins Hospital's Mood Disorder Psychiatric Ward. Years later, and now an actor and award-winning radio personality, Vreeland has decided to “fight the…See More
Mar 27
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Fellowship Place offers services to homeless, mentally challenged

David Firestone, Charlie Jasinka and Executive Director Mary Guerrera talk about Fellowship Place, a social service agency in New Haven that offers activitie...
Jun 27, 2017
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Fellowship Place’s Expressive Arts Festival May 4, 2017 at Fellowship Place

May 4, 2017 from 5pm to 7:30pm
Join us as we celebrate the value of creative expression in recovery from mental illness.Fellowship Place is pleased to invite the general public to the agency’s 2nd Annual Expressive Arts Festival, supported by the City of New Haven Mayor’s Community Arts Grants Program, and held as part of the New Haven community’s celebration of “May is Mental Health Awareness Month”.The event is scheduled for May 4, 2017, at 5:00 pm, on Fellowship Place’s campus, located at 441 Elm Street in New Haven. Free and open to the public, this very unique event will feature exhibits of original artwork, live musical performances, and live poetry readings, created and performed by our clients. Refreshments presented by Fellowship Place’s Kitchen will highlight the talents of our Supported Employment program’s Food Services Training. Held as part of the New Haven community’s celebration of “May is Mental Health Awareness Month”, Fellowship Place sees this event as a unique opportunity to promote the…See More
Mar 28, 2017
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Fellowship Place Fall Benefit, "Oktoberfest" at Whitneyville Cultural Commons

October 26, 2016 from 5:30pm to 8pm
Join Fellowship Place for our Fall Benefit, “Oktoberfest, Good Food, Good Beer & Wine, and Good Friends!” Jump into your lederhosen, grab your beer stein, and yodel your way over to our haus for a good cause! Join us on October 26, 2016, from 5:30 -8:00 pm at the Whitneyville Cultural Commons in Hamden, CT. “Oktoberfest” guests will enjoy a selection of craft beer from Connecticut and throughout New England, select German wines by Bob Feinn of “Mt. Carmel Wine & Spirits”, German inspired finger food & desserts by “Small Kitchen Big Taste”, and live music by “Daigle’s Beer Hall Boys”. All proceeds to benefit housing and support services to adults who suffer from chronic mental illness. To purchase tickets visit www.fellowshipplace.org or contact Melissa Holroyd, Development Director, (203) 401-4227 x1211, mholroyd@fellowshipplace.orgSee More
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Free Expressive Arts Festival, Showcasing Works Created by Fellowship Place’s Expressive Arts Program at Musical Intervention Headquarters

May 4, 2016 from 5pm to 7:30pm
Fellowship Place is pleased to invite the general public to the agency’s first annual Expressive Arts Festival from 5:00-7:30 pm on May 4 at the headquarters of Musical Intervention, 23 Temple Street in New Haven. Supported by the City of New Haven Mayor’s Community Arts Grants Program, this free event will showcase the creative talents of  the agency’s clients.  The evening will include:                                                             Art exhibit and saleLive performance by Fellowship Place’s seven-piece band, ‘Music in the Moment”Live Poetry readings by Fellowship Place’s writers groupRefreshments and healthy snacks presented by Fellowship Place’s Food Service Training InternsThe Expressive Arts Festival will kick off community celebrations for “May is Mental Health Awareness Month”. Fellowship Place hopes this event will expose the public to the artistic talents and accomplishments of people living with a mental illness, promote mental health awareness and reduce the…See More
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Name of the Organization
Fellowship Place Inc.
Contact Person
Melissa Holroyd
Job Title
Development Director
Contact phone
(203) 401-4227
E-mail
mholroyd@fellowshipplace.org
Website
http://www.fellowshipplace.org
Interest
Aging\Elderly Services, Youth, Food Assistance, Energy Assistance, Housing Assistance, Shelter, Health, Education, Adult Education, Financial Literacy, Advocacy, Arts, Economic Development
Description Interest
Fellowship Place is interested in learning about opportunities for community collaborations. As a nonprofit in New Haven, our agency maintains a number of successful community collaborations to avoid duplication of services, and leverage our programming to better serve and meet the challenging needs of our population.

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Parent shares her thoughts about the stigma surrounding mental illness and how Fellowship Place helps families

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Inok Magliaro's son receives multiple services at Fellowship Place.

Her letter Afraid of the Elephant in the Room.

When it comes to a physical illness, we show sympathy and open our hearts to help friends, relatives, and even strangers on occasion. Mental illness, while not manifesting itself physically like many other diseases, is still stigmatized. If you describe mental illness scientifically, it is the illness of the part of brain which is not functioning…

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At 8:13pm on December 16, 2014, Lee Cruz said…

Melissa,

Welcome to GNH Community, glad to have you join us. Members may post information that they think will be of interest to nonprofits, civic organizations, the people they serve or the general public. You may post calendared events on the events page, non-date specific information on the blog, pictures or video. Politically partisan, religious or business promotion post are not allowed. Your opportunities to connect with other members greatly increases if you include a photo or logo on your profile, include your job title and\or if you "like" or comment on the post of other members. Events are also noticed more often if you include a picture or logo as a part of the posting. Check out the groups created by other members; this is a great place to meet people that share your interest and to ask questions. You may request to join as many groups as you wish or start a new group. The creator of a group sets the parameters for membership. If you have a question about a group, please write to the owner (the person who initiated the group). If you have questions or suggestions as to how we can make GNH Community more useful please let me know. GNH Community is funded by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.

 
 
 

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