Darien’s Amy Bell,  executive director of the Darien Community Association, Darien,  has been named one of the five Laurel House 2018 town champions. The champions will be honored at its annual dinner dance, on Saturday, April 21, at The Delamar, Greenwich Harbor. This year’s theme, “Succeeding in the Community,” highlights the productive lives of Laurel House program participants.

These town champions are being recognized for their important work, advocacy and outreach, making their towns better places in which to live and work.  In addition to Bell, the 2018 town champions include Amy Wilkinson, Rotary Club of New Canaan board director and past board director of the New Canaan Community Foundation, New Canaan; Neal Konstantin, President and owner of PDC International Corp. and Cathy Konstantin, Rowayton Gardeners Board member, both advocates for public education and supporters of local nonprofits, Rowayton; and Kim Meier, President of Near & Far Aid, Fairfield/Westport.

Laurel House will also be honoring Dr. Lloyd Sederer, Chief Medical Officer of the New York State Office of Mental Health, which is the country’s largest mental health system, as its 2018 Champion for Recovery.

All proceeds from the annual fundraiser will support Resources to Recover and Laurel House’s evidence-based programs, which help individuals and families recover and sustain mental health to lead fulfilling lives in the community.

The Resources to Recover family of services provides program participants with the skills and strategies they need to meet the challenges of living well in the community, while staying connected with a main source of ongoing support. The core purpose of Resources to Recover is: early intervention, social inclusion and recovery. The family of services and programs includes: Laurel House; rtor.org; Thinking Well; and Treasure Hunters thrift store.  

About Laurel House, Inc.

Laurel House, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Stamford, serving 8 towns in lower Fairfield County from Westport to Greenwich. Laurel House has been in operation since 1984. Its evidence-based programs help individuals and families achieve and sustain mental health for more productive lives and greater self-sufficiency in their local communities. For more information, visit www.laurelhouse.net.