Nicole Shows How it’s Done


Nicole shared how the Young Adult Services program has helped her gain independence. This was the first year a cut was proposed for DMHAS YAS, unfortunately.


The Second Chance Project

This touching video details the experience of people involved in the groundbreaking Second Chance Project, which gives people in recovery a chance to build experience and confidence in a unique way. Participants take care of critically endangered Vietnamese Pond Turtles, Mauremys annamensis, to help prevent the species from going extinct. This project provides a second chance to the turtles, but also to people who might be hoping to build their resumes and have something unique to talk about in their next job interview.


Letters to the Legislature


Carol, Carlos and Sherri proudly hold the holiday cards they helped write to our legislators, wishing them happy holidays and thanking them for their support. These will be stamped and in mailboxes before the end of the day!


Keep The Promise


At this very moment, Common Ground members are meeting with other important advocates from around the state as part of the Keep The Promise Coalition.


Celebrating With Senator Murphy


We had a great time at the Lyceum in Hartford, this morning, celebrating the efforts of many, namely Senator Murphy. His hard work has led to a new mental health reform act, which was signed into law last Tuesday. This is so promising, especially before the long road ahead, where the health and services of many are in jeopardy.


YASBIZ Entrepreneur Celebration


Another Common Ground member honored at this year’s festivities. We were all proud to share that special moment with Hector.


Oops, We Did It Again!


Common Ground members say “cheese” after refusing to eat things like cheese! We came in second place, among all clubhouses from across the state, for the fourth straight year, in the ReNew Walk Challenge! And, after all of our work to support one another, we came in FIRST PLACE for their healthy eating challenge, which required eating as many fruits and vegetables and drinking as much water as possible. We are so proud of each other and look forward to competing again next year!


Signing Autographs


Common Ground and YAS member, Ryan, signs autographs for his adoring fans, on the cover of this year’s Intercommunity Annual Report, of which he is the star!


InterCommunity Annual Meeting


Common Ground members represented us at InterCommunity’s Annual Meeting this morning in Hartford. Pictured from left to right are the star of this year’s IC Annual Report, Ryan F, and IC Board Members, Carol G and Alan C. We are so grateful for their hard work and very proud of their accomplishments!