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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (860) 612-8983.
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).
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!
Brooks, Todd & McNeil
Carmody,Torrance, Sandak & Hennessey, LLP
Clifford Cooper Architecture
Doyle’s Medical Supply
EJ Murphy Realty
Jeff & Peggy Geddes
Jerry & Bette Geci
Marrin Santore Realty, LLC
Northwest Community Bank
Northwest Hills Credit Union
Thomaston Savings Bank
Thurston Rowe Funeral Home
Torrington Savings Bank
Turning Point Realty
Union Savings Bank
Village Wine Cellar
William Pitt Sotheby’s