In recognition of May is Mental Health Awareness Month, The Mayor’s Gallery will host an exhibit featuring over thirty works of art created by Laurel House artists. The exhibition runs from May 5 through June 30, 2014. Join the artists on Thursday, May 29th from 5 – 7pm for a reception on the 10th floor of the Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd. Stamford, CT.

Laurel House’s Art Workshop meets each Tuesday from 5:00 PM-6:30 PM.  Led by dedicated volunteer, Chitra Ramcharandas, usually a dozen or so regulars pop in to chat and exchange news.  Although the group meets to draw and paint, the focus is on camaraderie and a sense of belonging.   The group is made up of caring, non-judgmental individuals of varying ages and backgrounds who are happy to see each other.

From its beginnings in 1984, where a dozen people a day would drop in for a couple of hours of mutual support and fellowship, Laurel House has grown into a full service psychiatric rehabilitation program and Resource Center, assisting nearly 700 people a year on their paths to recovery.

Over time, Laurel House added the Supported Education and evidence-based Supported Employment Program, and multiplied the opportunities for community-based housing from 18 to 82.

Today’s Laurel House, based at the tech-ready Resource Center that we’ve operated since 2000, encompasses a young adult initiative, life skills training, wellness and the cognition-focused Thinking Well program. The Laurel House team goes into the community to meet program participants and their families where they live, work and go to school, bringing the hope of recovery and community integration to people living positively with mental illness.

For more information call Barbara Rossi 203-324-7734 or email