Laurel House, Inc., a nonprofit organization located in Stamford, hosted its annual Champions for Recovery Dinner Dance on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at The Delamar, Greenwich Harbor. Event proceeds supported Laurel House’s work in providing critical programs and services to those living with mental illness and to their families.
Laurel House’s 2017 Champion for Recovery is Randi Silverman, co-founder and CEO of The Youth Mental Health Project and award-winning screenwriter and producer of the feature film, NO LETTING GO. Randi was being recognized by Laurel House for her important work in children’s mental health advocacy.
Laurel House also recognized six Town Champions for their work, advocacy and outreach, making their towns better places in which to live and work. They are outstanding individuals representing towns in Fairfield County served by Laurel House. The 2017 Town Champions are: Kate Larson, Darien; Tom O’Dea, New Canaan/Wilton; Nancy von Euler, Norwalk/Southport; Jack and Sharon Feighery, Stamford; and Dan Woog, Westport.
Laurel House is grateful to its event honorees for helping give visibility to the need for increased access to mental health services. Mental health disorders affect 1 in 5 adults and 1 in 5 youth aged 13–18 (21.4%) in the United States every year.
About Laurel House, Inc.
Laurel House, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Stamford, serving 8 towns in lower Fairfield County from Westport to Greenwich. Laurel House has been in operation since 1984 and provides resources and opportunities for people living with mental illness to lead fulfilling and productive lives in their local communities.