annual IC walk
Each October, members and staff of Mental Health Connecticut’s (MHC) rehabilitation resource center, the Independence Center (IC), gather together to promote health and wellness while raising awareness around mental health in the Greater Waterbury community. For over 20 years, these individuals have held the Annual IC Walk during the first week in October in conjunction with Mental Illness Awareness Week. The event brings together MHC staff, program participants, and local partners for a walk around Waterbury’s downtown district to raise awareness about the importance of making mental health a priority. Walkers visit local businesses along the route and invite the community to join in!
This year, MHC has added in an Open House starting at 8:30 a.m. Visitors can eat a light breakfast, tour the IC and meet with staff, program participants, legislators, community partners, and Board members and volunteers to learn more about MHC and the difference we are making in our community.
The 2018 IC Walk and Open House will be held on Thursday, October 11 at 8:30 a.m. with a rain date of October 12. The first 50 walkers get a FREE t-shirt!
To learn more about the Independence Center and its programs, please click here for more information.
support the annual IC Walk today!
In order for Mental Health Connecticut to continue to offer programs to the members of the IC, we need your help. Please support the IC with a donation, sponsorship, or purchase of merchandise designed by members of the MHC Independence Center today!
art of wellbeing
The arts – including writing, poetry, music, painting, sculpture and drama – can be powerful contributors that promote overall health and wellness.
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.