Ongoing Projects

The following projects receive ongoing financial support from the CMHC Foundation. Support these projects here

  • Innovations in Public Psychiatry (2013) research mini-grants for professional trainees at CMHC to advance new ideas and practices that improve the lives of people in recovery.
  • Good Neighbor Garden (2013) partnership with New Haven Land Trust, Hill North Neighborhood Association, and Advanced Rehabilitation and Nursing to establish and maintain the Hill North Community Garden on the corner of Sylvan and Asylum streets a 2-block walk from CMHC
  • CMHC Music & Art Committee (2013) improving the environment at CMHC through innovative projects in creative and performing arts
  • CMHC Cycles (2013) promoting increased bicycle commuting, recreation and safety through education, advocacy and facility improvements at CMHC
  • Centerpiece of Health/Food Transformation (2012) improving all dimensions of CMHC food service operations to provide wholesome meals, one-on-one nutrition counseling and support; and to help reduce food insecurity; includes on-site “kitchen garden” with fresh vegetables and edible flowers
  • Animal Assisted Therapy (2012) partnership with Red Skye farm and stables to provide off-site equine assisted team building experiences and on-site animal assisted therapy with clients
  • Recovery Speaks (2012) persons in recovery sharing their stories with high school, college, and professional student audiences as well as clinical staff and policy-makers to promote greater understanding of the lived experience of recovery
  • CMHC Courtyard Garden (2010) partnering with NewAlliance FoundationCommon Ground & Green Village Initiative, CMHC clients, staff and volunteers growing fresh food and flowers together in CMHC’s courtyard garden
  • CMHC Labyrinth & Spiritual Services (2008) promoting spiritual dimensions of wellness through the use of the Foundation-funded canvas labyrinth and other resources
  • Financial Health Project (2011) Partnering with the Corporation for Enterprise Development, project uses insights from microfinance and social determinants of health to reduce financial stress and address financial dimensions of wellness and recovery. After initial funding was provided by the CMHC Foundation, the project was awarded funding through the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

Contact Us

CMHC Foundation
34 Park Street, Suite 144
New Haven, CT 06519
203-974-7089 (Office)
203-974-7719 (Fax)

Kyle Pedersen, MAR
Kyle.Pedersen@yale.edu

Norma Gibson, MA
Norma.Gibson@yale.edu