September Young Adult Calendar


Better late than never!


First WHAM Training in CT!


Yesterday, Common Ground became the venue for the first WHAM (Wellness Health Action Management) Training offered in the state of Connecticut. We are excited to be here for the start of this new movement to help us all be as healthy and happy as possible! The best part is that two of our former members, and current Advocacy Unlimited staff, Torry and Alan, came back to run the program for us, and did a wonderful job! We are so grateful for their sharing their time and expertise with us.

Activity Calendar for June :-)

DSC_0287*6/2, “Healing Voices” Movie Showing in Hartford. Leave at 12:30 PM

*6/2, Bowling with Mike. Leave at 12:30 PM. Cost is $10.

*6/7, KTP What’s Your Story Workshop in Hamden. Leave at 7:45 AM

*6/8, Art Day Shopping Trip

*6/9, Vinfen Sales Event. YAS and Mentors Only.


*6/11, Blue Man Group at Bushnell. Inquire with Tammie.

*6/15, KTP at CVH, Middletown. Leave at 9:30 AM

*6/16, Bowling with Mike. Leave at 12:30 PM. Cost is $10.

***6/17, COMMON GROUND CLOSES AT 12 for staff day***

*6/17, Common Ground Coffee House at Toivo, Frankiln Ave in Hartford. Starts at 5:30 PM

*6/21, Movie Night in Common Ground. Starts at 4 PM

*6/22, Turtle Catching and Fishing. Leaving at 9:30 AM

*6/22, NCRMHB Annual Dinner. Cost = $30. Starts at 5:30 PM

*6/23, MAC Meeting in Common Ground. Starts at 1 PM

*6/24, ALL DAY ART DAY in Common Ground

*6/28 – 7/3, Maine Trip!

*6/29, RCAC Awards Lunch, Wethersfield.

CG Events and After Hours Activities for May!


Fri. May 13, Young Leaders Round Table at Toivo, Hartford (2-4pm for Young Adults and mentors)

Mon. May 16, Fun Fest Planning at Toivo , Hartford (1-2pm for Young Adults and mentors)

Wed. May 18, KTP at CVH in Middletown (Leaving at 9:30am, all advocates welcome)

Thurs. May 19, Bridgeport Panel Discussion. (5-8pm, we will be filming)

Fri. May 20, Golden Corral with Beverly (Must sign up in CG, bring $20)

Sat. May 21, NAMI Walk in Hartford (Picking up at CG at 8am)

Wed. May 25, Redfield Awards in CG (1pm)

Fri. May 27, Coffee House at South Congregational Church in Glastonbury (Leaving at 4pm)

Sat. May 28, Dirty Dancing Play (Inquire with Tammie, if interested)

After Hours Activities for March

Join us in March for one of these exciting after hours activities. There is a cut-off for each activity. Remember that all activities are first come, first served, and attendees must be active members of Common Ground. Each activity leaves from 991 Main Street (Common Ground) at the time listed for each activity. See staff for details/questions.


Friday 3/11 at 1 PM  |  Shopping Trip to Saver’s/Mall/Etc. + Dinner with Anthony (Bring $10 for food and more for spending, if desired)  Cutoff: 6

Friday 3/18 at 4 PM  |  Play (Passion of the King) with Beverly and Tammie (Bring $20 for food and the play)  Cutoff: 10

Thursday 3/24 at 4 PM  |  In House Movie with Mike (Free)  Cutoff: None for Movie, 11 for rides

Friday 4/1 at 4 PM  |  Wethersfield Pizza with Anthony and Beverly (Bring $10 for food) Cutoff: 10

New Common Ground Schedule


There have been some exciting changes to the Common Ground Schedule.

Rosetta Stone has been replaced by Multicultural Education, which will still be run by Tammie. This class will aim to educate participants in cultures from around the world.

Art Expression has moved to Mondays.

The new Health Action Plan (HAP) Group will be on Tuesdays AND Thursdays. This group is peer led, by Alan and Deb, who are both trained in WRAP facilitation. The group will have two parts, the first being WRAP. Once the complete WRAP Training is complete, Advance Directives will be offered to those interested. Neither is mandatory, and they will alternate as far as when they are offered during the HAP timeslot.

Art Therapy and Mindfulness is a new group that will be facilitated by Diane.

Wellness has moved to Thursdays at 10 AM.

Working Thru Recovery has moved to Thursdays at 11 AM.

OT Task Group will have two morning classes on Friday, and only one on Mondays and Wednesdays.

*Please let staff know if you have any questions.