Dinner & a Show


Common Ground members showed up to support fellow members of the club and other community members in a holiday themed play in Manchester. This was our third year in a row that we attended the event.


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.

Concert With Friends


Just last night, our Common Ground crew took in a chorale concert at the Bushnell in Hartford. Tomorrow night, they’ll be at it again, so be sure to check the activity board in the Common Area!


Inside Out


Right now, Common Ground is enjoying a screening of the movie, “Inside Out.” This movie is a wonderful illustration of how all emotions, even sadness, are such an important part of healthy human experience. Looking forward to the discussion that will happen after the screening! 🙂


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!


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!


2016 Keep The Promise (KTP) Awards


Award winning advocate Carol Gilbert poses with her friend and fellow advocate Jessie Middleton, at yesterday’s KTP Awards

Yesterday, members from Common Ground attended the exciting ceremony at St Thomas Seminary. At this year’s KTP awards, Carol Gilbert received an award for Individual Advocacy. Great job Carol! We are proud of you for all your hard work.


YASBIZ Workshop

Today members from InterCommunity YAS went to an informative workshop at United Services, where they could learn from expert entrepreneurs.


NAMI CT Conference

Our friend and supporter, Senator Ted Kennedy Jr speaks at the NAMI CT Conference in Middletown today, with Common Ground in attendance. In moments, we will hear from leading minds in mental health research, and can’t wait to learn more!