Yesterday, Common Grounders, along with interns from Goodwin College and Quinnipiac University, staff and clients from Community Health Resources in Manchester, land owners from Crystal Lake, a professional photographer, and a partner of National Geographic’s Critter Cam research met in Ellington to set a trap for Snapping Turtles. These members with an interest in the natural world had an opportunity to work with allies from various backgrounds and learn the true meaning of community partnership.
Everyone had a wonderful time at Quassy this week. I am so proud of our staff and members for putting this whole thing together, especially Beverly and Troy. Thank you all for all you do!
Torry and Maria took first and second place in the pie eating contest at Advocacy Unlimited’s Summer Fun Fest. These two will be the first to tell you, Common Ground members love friendly competition, and trophies 😛
We are so proud of Hector and Troy for their VERY successful graduation from YAS. Each has worked so hard for the better part of a decade, ultimately becoming successful young men with so much potential and role models for other young people.
Our own Anthony Pierlioni speaking on behalf of the Board of Directors at the NAMI CT Annual Meeting. NAMI is a huge support and resource to so many communities across the state and nationally, especially for family members of individuals with mental health struggles.
On June 21st, Common Ground Advocates serving on Catchment Area Councils (CACs) attended the wonderful North Central Regional Mental Health Board’s Annual Dinner, to celebrate this year’s successes and support some of the hardest working staff and volunteers in the game!