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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 […]

Laurel House Inc. Announces Annual Fundraiser, An Evening with Laurel House

Stamford, CT – Laurel House, Inc. will recognize its 2019 Champion for Recovery and five outstanding individuals as Town Champions, at its annual fundraiser, An Evening with Laurel House, on Saturday, April 27th at the Delmar, Greenwich Harbor. Julie Barrett Andersen of Wilton and Sheilah Smith of Greenwich are the 2019 Event Co-Chairs. Comedian Jane […]

Kaylin R. Staten: Fighting Mental Health Stigma Takes Everyone

The Herald Dispatch May 28, 2018  On the outside, you may not know someone is struggling with a mental health issue. Most of us mask our problems under comfortable facades. We’re quick to bottle our emotions, please others over ourselves and perpetuate the stigma. We don’t allow the world to see us for who we […]

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 […]