Stamford, CT – Laurel House, Inc. will recognize Paul Reinhardt as the New Canaan Town Champion at its annual fundraiser, An Evening with Laurel House, on Saturday, April 27th at the Delmar, Greenwich Harbor.
Paul Reinhardt is being recognized for his outreach and nonprofit work across the New Canaan community. Paul transitioned to nonprofit work following his beloved son Evan’s death due to a drug overdose on July 15, 2015. Despite the profound impact of this tragic loss, Paul soon started to work on fundraising events for Shatterproof, a national organization dedicated to addressing the addiction epidemic. In 2016 Paul founded New Canaan Parent Support Group (NCPSG), an organization dedicated to providing an inclusive and safe environment for parents of loved ones affected by addiction and substance use. The NCPSG hosts an annual Community Overdose Awareness Vigil and Monthly Pathway Speaker Series, dedicated to informing the public about the multiple pathways that lead to long-term recovery from addiction. The Parent Support Group has joined forces with other key civic, faith and wellness-related organizations in the New Canaan area.
The other Town Champions being recognized are: Nancy C. Herling, former Director, Post 53, Darien Town Champion; Adrianne C. Singer, former President & CEO YWCA Greenwich, Greenwich Town Champion; and Rey Giallongo, Chairman and CEO, First County Bank and Cheryl Palmer, Independent Director, B&G Foods, Inc., Stamford Town Champions. Laurel House will also be honoring Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD, President and Medical Director of Silver Hill Hospital as its 2019 Champion for Recovery. Julie Barrett Andersen of Wilton and Sheilah Smith of Greenwich are the 2019 Event Co-Chairs. Comedian Jane Condon will be the Emcee for the evening.
An Evening with Laurel House includes live and silent auctions, dinner and dancing, and is Laurel House’s largest fundraiser. Proceeds from the event support Laurel House’s programs and services that help individuals and families achieve and sustain mental health to lead fulfilling lives in the community. For more information, please go to, http://bit.ly/laurel-house-event or contact Monica Bourgie at (203) 324-7734 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Resources to Recover and Laurel House, Inc.
The core purpose of the Resources to Recover family of services is: early intervention, social inclusion and recovery. Its services and programs include: Laurel House; www.rtor.org; Thinking Well (Cognitive Remediation); and Treasure Hunters Thrift Store. Laurel House’s evidence-based programs include: Supported Education, Supported Employment, Skill Building Workshops and Supportive Housing. Laurel House, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, provides resources and opportunities that help individuals and families achieve and sustain mental health to lead fulfilling lives in the community. It has been in operation since 1984 and serves 8 towns in lower Fairfield County from Greenwich to Westport. For more information visit www.laurelhouse.net and www.rtor.org.