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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

United Services to mark National Domestic Violence Awareness Month with community education, partnership initiatives this October
On the heels of national attention to domestic violence, United Services will commemorate National Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October with a series of community education and partnership initiatives.
 United Services provides the only domestic violence shelters and services in Northeastern Connecticut. Our Domestic Violence […]

October 3rd, 2014|News|

The Inn at Woodstock Hill raises $2,500 for USI

The Inn at Woodstock Hill raises $2,500 for United Services Center for Autism at 10th annual Summer Fest August 10

Agency receives donation as it prepares for Sunflowers for Kids event to benefit Autism center

 

 Woodstock, CT – The Inn at Woodstock Hill raised $2,500 for United Services Center for Autism at its 10th annual Summer Fest, held August 10.

“The Inn […]

August 28th, 2014|News|
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    10th Annual Sunflowers for Kids to be held August 31 at Lapsley Orchard

10th Annual Sunflowers for Kids to be held August 31 at Lapsley Orchard

Pomfret Center, CT – Lapsley Orchard is set to host its 10th annual Sunflowers for Kids event on Sunday, August 31st from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The orchard’s end-of-summer bounty of sunflowers and wildflowers will be harvested and sold in bunches, or available for guests to pick their own, with 100% of the proceeds donated to children’s treatment […]

August 5th, 2014|Events, News|

United Services Staff Selected to Present National Webinar

Local agency recognized as national leader in assisting health organizations transition to DSM-5
DAYVILLE – United Services staff will lead a national webinar on the transition to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) later this month. The DSM is the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health professionals in the […]

July 17th, 2014|News|
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    United Services Board and Staff recognized as “Family Champions”

United Services Board and Staff recognized as “Family Champions”

The Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies (CCFSA) recently named United Services Board Member Romeo Blackmar and United Services Case Manager Stephen Benoit as recipients of the 2014 “Family Champion Award.” Annually the Council recognizes one board member and one staff member from each of its member agencies as Family Champions for consistently going above and beyond the call of duty responding […]

May 21st, 2014|News|
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    United Services Domestic Violence Public Service Announcements

United Services Domestic Violence Public Service Announcements

Thanks to support from the Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation, United Services has produced two Public Service Announcements on Domestic Violence. The 30 second PSAs are airing now on Charter Communications in the Windham region. The extended version can be viewed at our YouTube page by clicking here.

Please take a moment to watch and share the message to help […]

May 20th, 2014|News|
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    Particle Accelerator 8 to be held June 7 in Rotary Park, Putnam

Particle Accelerator 8 to be held June 7 in Rotary Park, Putnam

Particle Accelerator 8 will be held June 7, 2014 at Rotary Park in downtown Putnam.

This free, family-friendly music and art festival is held in memory of local musician Jack Young, Jr. and to raise awareness and funds for suicide prevention and local mental health programs. The event features a lively and diverse line-up of popular local and regional bands […]

May 9th, 2014|Events, News|

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Each May, Mental Health advocates across the country, including United Services, mark Mental Health Awareness Month with increased efforts to raise awareness. In 2013, President Barack Obama was the first U.S. President to officially recognize Mental Health Awareness Month with a proclamation.

President Obama has again marked the awareness month with a Presidential Proclamation. To read this year’s proclamation, visit […]

May 2nd, 2014|News|
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    Crossing the Stages: A Young Adult’s Triumph Over Mental Illness

Crossing the Stages: A Young Adult’s Triumph Over Mental Illness

When Alyssa* first joined Young Adult Services (YAS), her depression and anxiety had become such an impairment that she struggled to get out of bed each day and was afraid to attend her own high school graduation. She chose to pull herself out of bed to meet with her brand new YAS Clinician, made a step-by-step plan for how […]

January 30th, 2014|Stories of Hope|
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    Suicide Prevention through Music: The Legacy of Jack Young, Jr.

Suicide Prevention through Music: The Legacy of Jack Young, Jr.

 

Following the tragic suicide of their son on his birthday in May of 2007, Grace Young and Jack Young Sr. of Putnam sought to turn their grief into a positive event that would honor Jack Jr.’s memory and love of music while helping to raise awareness of and support for mental health and suicide prevention.

With the resulting benefit concert, […]

December 9th, 2013|United Supporters|