Fact Sheet

Fiscal Year 2016 Direct Services

Participants achieve their recovery goals through a comprehensive array of services and programs:
Individuals Served
Families Served

Recovery Connections

  • Recovery planning
  • Writers,’ Artists’ and Rehabilitative Workshops
  • Treasure Hunters thrift store
  • Skill building, advocacy and peer support

Thinking Well (Cognitive Remediation)

  • Instructor led, computer-based exercises and therapeutic bridging sessions that develop skills in attention, processing speed, working memory, visual learning, verbal learning and problem solving/reasoning
  • Laurel House staff is trained and certified in the NEAR model (Neuropsychological Educational Approach to Remediation) 
  • "Bridging" discussion groups to practice and improve thinking skills follow the computer exercise portions of each session

Supported Employment

  • 181 participants; 163 employed in independent and supported jobs
  • Competitive employment in mainstream settings at prevailing wage rates
  • Monthly Supported Employment and Education dinners in the community
  • Received DMHAS Commissioner’s Award for Highest Rate of Employment among CT Community Providers

Supported Education

  • 77 participants: 51 enrolled in colleges (45); vocational training (4); and vocational schools (2)
  • Collaboration with 16 colleges and universities
  • William R. Battey Educational Scholarship Fund

Housing and Residential Services

  • 88 individuals received housing and support services: 33 in properties owned by Laurel House; the remainder at scattered site apartments owned by other landlords
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) coaching; budgeting; goal planning; case management

Food Service and Wellness

  • Commercial Kitchen and Café
  • Cooking Workshops
  • Social dinners, picnics and events; weekend activities and trips
  • Staff and peers outreach to isolated individuals


  • Gateway website for families affected by mental illness, provided free of charge by Laurel House, Inc.
  • Directory of Family-Endorsed Providers
  • Primary focus: CT-NY-NJ-MA region
  • Resource Specialists answer emails and calls
  • Blogs and useful articles

Our Mission

Laurel House provides resources and opportunities for people living with mental illness to lead fulfilling and productive lives in their communities throughout Fairfield County. 

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