Since 1984, Laurel House has been operating in Stamford and embraces a "recovery" model of care which holds that people with serious mental illness can and do adjust to the impositions of their disabilities. Laurel House serves 8 towns in Fairfield County and provides supportive programs and services including individual recovery plans, life skills coaching, hands on learning, employment, education, housing and residential services, food service and wellness, social programs, and active outreach to individuals who might otherwise be isolated.
“We work to bridge the gap between isolation and community for individuals and families coping with the challenges of mental illness,” said Ann Rogers, Vice President of Marketing and Development at Laurel House; “We have not only benefited from the First County Bank Foundation’s generosity over the past 7 years, but the Bank has also offered continuing hands on support to our program participants through employees like Camilo Duque, a dedicated Branch Manager.”
Together in partnership, Laurel House and First County Bank provide encouragement and hope to friends, families and co-workers impacted by the challenges of maintaining mental health. In 2012, Laurel House provided services to 627 individuals and 127 families in Fairfield County.