art of wellbeing
Mental Health Connecticut’s Annual Fundraiser, the Art of Wellbeing: A Time to Dance took place on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at The Cabaret Theatre of Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT. Over 150 guests filled the theatre and we are proud to have shared the evening with our sponsors, supporters, performers, and honored guests.
Event Emcee, Jocelyn Maminta of WTNH-News Channel 8 and Honorary Co-Chairs Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman and ConnectiCare President Eric Galvin helped us kick off the evening with inspiring speeches that warmed our hearts.
This year, we partnered with the award-winning Judy Dworin Performance Project (JDPP). The ensemble cast included formerly incarcerated and professional artists who performed live, showing the impact of giving voice to populations who have been silent or unheard. In the words of a JDPP audience member, this performance is “…heart-wrenching, thought-provoking, necessary.”
Click here to view the event program.
about Judy Dworin Performance Project
Judy Dworin Performance Project (JDPP) is an arts non-profit based in Hartford, CT, founded by Judy Dworin in 1989. JDPP’s award-winning work sparks awareness about social issues through compelling multi-arts experiences with underserved populations. JDPP is an organization of professional artists who—on stage, in schools, in prisons and in the community—innovate, inspire, educate and collaborate. JDPP harnesses the arts as a powerful catalyst for creative expression through performance, community building and positive change. JDPP performs all over New England, across the U.S. and worldwide. Recently, Judy Dworin received a Lifetime Achievement Award for her work in the community. For more information, visit https://judydworin.org
Mental Health Connecticut’s Independence Center hosts its annual IC Walk during the first week in October in conjunction with Mental Illness Awareness Week.
Mental Health Connecticut hosts various events across Connecticut to advocate, educate, and serve our community.
Assist with administrative tasks and external correspondence designed to educate the community about mental health issues, as well as other volunteer positions at our organization.