OTA Intern Elena is running a great group at Common Ground right now, helping members to identify emotions that particular songs elicit for each of them on a personal level.
Right now, Toivo is here offering sound healing and chair yoga to our members. We always love being able to learn about these new strategies for caring for ourselves and living happier lives.
Yesterday, Common Ground hosted 61 people at Camp Harkness for a cookout. We were so happy to spend the day with our friends from Team Time Clubhouse from New Britain, as well as InterCommunity’s Community Foundations and ACT Programs. This is a day that we will not soon forget, and we are very proud of the hard work displayed by Common Ground staff and clients to make it happen.
Yesterday, Common Ground members got together with several partners from the We Can Clubhouse and the Second Wind Clubhouse from Manchester and Enfield. This event was completely planned and run by our members and interns. We are so proud of their hard work and of our connection to the great clubhouses with whom we enjoyed the day.
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.
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!