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Laurel House announces winners of scholarship for Black and Latino students pursuing social work in CT

Three students were recently selected for a scholarship that intends to help diversify the makeup of Connecticut’s mental health professionals Laurel House opened applications for its Social Work Racial Equity Scholarship earlier this year. The Stamford-based nonprofit has served people with mental health conditions in Fairfield County since 1984. Read the Full Article

Town Teaming Up with Laurel House To Provide Services at Canaan Parish, Millport Apartments

The town is availing itself of a Stamford-based nonprofit organization to help provide services to residents of affordable housing in New Canaan. Members of the New Canaan Department of Human Services “have found there’s needed services possibly at Canaan Parish and Millport Apartments, bringing some information and help to those that might need it but […]

Laurel House offers community needed “resources to recover”

Recently, a desperate mother reached out to Laurel House’s Denise Vestuti for help. Her 16-year-old son had been self-harming due to a difficult break-up with his girlfriend. The mother brought him to the emergency room of the local hospital, but he was turned away because he wasn’t suicidal. At a loss, she reached out to […]

The helpful assistance of the Greenwich Department of Human Services does not end at the town’s borders

Greenwich Times, Sunday August 2, 2020By: Ken Borsuk As part of its ongoing work with its community partners, the department recently awarded Laurel House Inc. in Stamford a $20,000 grant to fund its supported education program. The nonprofit agency is located in Stamford, but the funding will go to assist Greenwich residents who are either existing […]

Anonymous Donation Secures Future of Laurel House Program

Stamford Advocate  By Kat Russell, March 23, 2018 STAMFORD — Laurel House has received an anonymous donation of $500,000, which President and CEO Linda Autore said will ensure the future of the nonprofit mental health center’s Thinking Well program. That donation was celebrated Friday with a re-dedication ceremony during which the Thinking Well Center was […]

Betsy Varian Selected As Outstanding Established Adult Volunteer for the 2014 Stamford Volunteer Recognition Day

Laurel House volunteer Betsy Varian has been selected by The Volunteer Center of United Way of Western CT as the Outstanding Established Adult Volunteer for the 2014 Stamford Volunteer Recognition Day. This is a significant honor and is a testament to the countless hours Betsy has dedicated to Laurel House program participants. The Volunteer Center […]

Laurel House Takes on Mental Health One Person at a Time

Greenwich Time By: Ken Borsuk  GREENWICH — Like mental health itself, Laurel House’s mission is not simply or easily definable. Or static. When it opened nearly 40 years ago, Laurel House was known primarily for its clubhouse-like environment, where people suffering from mental illness were coaxed into social interaction. Aspects of the clubhouse remain, including […]