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$5,000 Grant for Youth Mental Health Education in Litchfield County

Torrington, CT, January 23, 2020:  Prime Time House is pleased to announce they are the recent recipients of a $5,000 grant to develop a new youth mental health educational program called Mental Wellness and You. This innovative outreach program will initiate the important conversation of mental health with school age children, in a familiar and educationally based setting. This program was made possible through the philanthropic generosity of the Torrington Savings Foundation, an initiative of the Torrington Savings Bank’s commitment to the local community.

“Our goal is to reach as many children in Litchfield County as possible and help provide the words needed to be able to talk about mental health” said Christina Emery, Executive Director of Prime Time House. “It is important that children develop an understanding at a young age that their mental well-being is as important as their physical well-being.”

This grant will allow Prime Time House to develop a classroom program and distribute a coloring / activity book that describes different topics of mental wellness and mental illness in an age appropriate manner to each participating child. The program is expected to be ready to be presented in schools by Spring 2020.

“We believe that encouraging children to talk to a trusted adult about their emotions, feelings and what to do if those thoughts and feelings become overwhelming and don’t seem to go away will help them build life-long coping skills and self-awareness” said Christina Emery. “We have witnessed what ignoring and downplaying mental health concerns can do to a community and we will continue to fight against the stigma of mental illness and make talking about mental health as normal as talking about physical health.”

For those interested in bringing this free program to your school, please contact Christy Tellier at or (860) 612-8983.


Prime Finds, Home for the Holidays - a 2019 Success!

Thank you to everyone who helped to make the 2019 PRIME FINDS Home for the Holidays pop-up store so successful!  This event raised more than $45,000 to support the programs and services provided at Prime Time House, where we provide a safe and nurturing environment for adults living with mental illness; empowering them to learn new skills, obtain employment, return to school, develop new friendships and maintain healthy lifestyles. 

We appreciate the support of the area businesses, including Randy Kinkade, Kitchenworks & Gourmet Gifts, Lawrence Jeffrey Estate Jewelers, Meraki (Patty Laurie), Toast & Co. (Christine Harding), Bees, Trees, and Fleas (Carol Gilbert), The Village Restaurant (Denise & Greg Raap), and Patty’s Restaurant (Patty Dauton).

A special thanks to:

Mark Murphy and Marla Golden

for the store space

The Litchfield Methodist Church

for providing storage space

Daley Moving and Storage 

for storing and transporting items year-round

More than 66 volunteers

who worked, stocked, priced and moved items

All those who donated items

And all of the shoppers, of course!

a BIG thank you to our financial sponsors

Altek Electronics

Becton Dickinson

Brooks, Todd & McNeil

Carmody,Torrance, Sandak & Hennessey, LLP

Carol Gibney

Clifford Cooper Architecture

Deborah Foord

Doyle’s Medical Supply

Eastside Electric

EJ Murphy Realty

Jeff & Peggy Geddes

Jerry & Bette Geci

Judi Armstrong

Litchfield Bancorp

Litchfield Distillery

Marrin Santore Realty, LLC

Northwest Community Bank

Northwest Hills Credit Union

O&G Industries

Thomaston Savings Bank

Thurston Rowe Funeral Home

Torrington Savings Bank

Turning Point Realty

Union Savings Bank

Village Wine Cellar

William Pitt Sotheby’s

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