Dear Friend and Supporter,
Mental Health Connecticut (MHC) places the safety, health, and wellbeing of the communities we serve first. This includes our 200+ dedicated staff who continue to work with our nearly 1,000 program participants statewide, each and every day. While adjustments continue to be made in order to comply with the recommendations and regulations set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and the leadership of our state, MHC continues to ensure the highest quality of care for those we serve.
As we all navigate uncharted waters during the new reality of COVID-19, we have been spending each day working with our staff to focus efforts on preventing the spread of the virus in two critical ways: minimizing our geographical footprint and reducing physical contact.
Business as usual has shifted at MHC, but I have never been more proud to work with this team. We are coming together to think creatively about how we can deliver our services differently and support each other as roles shift and the “how” of what we do changes.
We are grateful for the continued support of our generous donors, volunteers, StoryKeepers, and stakeholders across Connecticut and hope that we can continue to count on you during this time. Currently, we have two priorities that will help ease the burden for our program participants – many who live alone and on very limited budgets:
- Help us purchase food and supplies. Your donations will go directly to our program participants for groceries, toiletries, household supplies.
- Help us combat anxiety and isolation. Your donations will go to purchase items that our Mending Art team will use to create art kits for our program participants. Every $25 = 1 Mending Art Kit!
To make a donation toward these efforts, go to: https://mhconn.networkforgood.com/projects/95697-covid-19-relief-fund
For you, we have created a dedicated page on our website where you can access much-needed resources on mental health screenings, wellness support, and more: www.mhconn.org/alonetogether
In the coming weeks, you will hear about specific ways you can continue to support our efforts to ensure our community remains united, strong, and well. And, we will continue to curate and share the best practices and resources with you as they become available.
Thank you again for your support. Please let me know if there are other ways that Mental Health Connecticut can support you and our community as we come together to ensure that safety and wellness remain our top priority.
Luis B. Perez, LCSW
President and CEO