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!


Holiday Toy Giveaway


Common Ground and InterCommunity Board of Directors member, Carol, poses for the camera along side our wonderful Child First Program staff and their young clients, during our toy giveaway as part of the Holiday Toy Drive.


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.


InterCommunity Toy Drive


Common Ground member Donald worked today with Melissa from Child First and Kelly from ELT to bring many gifts to underprivileged children in East Hartford! We are very proud of him and his hard work, dedication and accomplishments.


Mayor’s Annual Clean-Up Day

14330123_10210706057070325_4842938804306493256_n.jpg14238183_1409674425712823_8438196289087775338_n.jpg14333159_10210706059630389_5813288310363460662_n.jpg14232400_1410164478997151_8816645379587359848_n.jpgOn Saturday members of Common Ground joined the Mayor of East Hartford for the Annual Mayor’s Cleanup Day at the Town Green. Participants worked hard all morning, to help beautify the streets of town.