Laurel House helps individuals and families achieve and sustain mental health to lead fulfilling lives in the community. The core purpose is early intervention, social inclusion and recovery. Laurel House, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has been in operation since 1984 and serves 8 towns in lower Fairfield County from Greenwich to Westport.

(203) 324 1816
(203) 327-7335 - Volunteer
December 17, 2018
Physical Address:
1616 Washington Boulevard
Stamford, CT 06902 Google Map
Open Hours:
MON- FRI: 9 am - 5 pm
Linda M. Autore
President & CEO

      • org (for “Resources to Recover) a gateway website to mental health resources. This free online service helps families and individuals connect with “Family-Endorsed” treatment and services. Resource Specialists answer, by phone or email, requests for personalized service. It is an entirely privately funded program, available to all in need, not just DMHAS clients.
      • Thinking Well: a therapeutic evidence-based Cognitive Remediation program that addresses long-term cognitive impairment associated with serious mental illness. It improves underlying cognitive skills linked to better functioning in the workplace, school and community. Thinking Well is also a privately funded program.
      • Supported Employment: an evidence-based program that uses the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model (pioneered by Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center) to help individuals with serious mental illness obtain and keep competitive jobs (i.e., not set aside for individuals with disabilities).
      • Supported Education: an evidence-based program that assists participants in obtaining post-secondary education through each step of the application, enrollment, and course process. LH achieved the highest fidelity award rating – Exemplary – from the State of Connecticut for the 6th consecutive year. SE counselors work with area high schools to ensure smooth transition to post-secondary education.
      • Tele-Education Support (TEdS): an enhanced Supported Education service that provides on-campus support to students via phone, Skype, and FaceTime. TEdS provides comprehensive wrap-around support to students who live away from home. It offers counseling and guidance to help young adults with mental health needs succeed in college and other vocational certification.
      • Supportive Housing and Community Support Services: provides safe, stable and affordable housing combined with critical support services for independent living.
      • Social Rehabilitation Services: focus on the strengths and abilities of participants, in an environment of support and acceptance, Counselors and community volunteers engage participants to increase self-sufficiency, communication and coping skills.
      • TREASURE HUNTERS THRIFT STORE thrift store provides pre-vocational training to prepare participants for competitive employment and offers low cost goods and furnishings to the general public. It also provides furnishings to Laurel House’s Supportive Housing residents and in some cases, completely furnishes apartments, for free, for a number of the chronically homeless served. Hours: M-F: 10am-4pm: Sat: 10am-3pm

Volunteer Opportunities:

Volunteers are needed to assist Laurel House by preparing nutritious meals at lunchtime and during the holidays; providing merchandizing and sales support at Treasure Hunters Thrift Store; teaching art and writing workshops; tutoring program participants in the Supported Education program; helping with fundraising events.

Annual Events:

  • Annual Dinner Dance Fundraiser

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