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Lions: Synergy At Its Best!

(l-r) Susan Broyles, Tim Day, Wendy Wilbert, Beverly Lajoie, Bradford Ricardo-Hyde, and Ken Tucker move boxes of food.

story & photo
by Alexis Ann

Three Lions Clubs from MontvilleMohegan Pequots, Asian and Americans together with the Montville Lions added 1542 pounds of food products to the Social Services Food Pantry of Montville just in time for ThanksgivingLion Ken Tucker established a joint effort with the three Lions Clubs of Montville to replenish the food used to aid those affected by Storm SandyLion Governor Jan Miller ran with the idea, obtaining a $2500 grant from Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF).

Food products were purchased at Tri-Town Foods and an impressive gathering of Lions and family members participated in delivering the food to the pantry.

How long will the food last?  “Only two weeks,” states Lion Ken.

ChelseaGroton Foundation Helps Fund Vocational Workshop

David Yellen, Principal, Thames Valley Clinical Day Treatment school, and Kevin Maines, Vocational Teacher, accept grant from ChelseaGroton Bank Foundation on behalf of Natchaug Hospital. Joann Lynch (left), and Lori-Ellen Wesolowski (right) from ChelseaGroton Bank Foundation presented the $500 grant that will help equip a workshop for the YouthWorks vocational skills program.

Natchaug Hospital is pleased to announce that the ChelseaGroton Foundation has granted $500 to the Natchaug Hospital YouthWorks vocational skills program to assist in establishing a permanent workshop.

The YouthWorks program, which teaches vocational skills to students in grades seven to 12, currently operates out of a portable workshop which travels between the Joshua Center Northeast Clinical Day Treatment (CDT) School in Danielson, and the Thames Valley CDT School in Norwich.

As Natchaug restructures its southeast programs over the next year, merging Thames Valley and the Joshua Center Montville into a new building in Norwich, a permanent workshop for the YouthWorks program will be created at the new location to offer a more robust vocational experience to the CDT students.

YouthWorks, which was started in 2009, gives students the opportunity to learn vocational skills such as carpentry, bicycle maintenance, and horticulture to help prepare them for meaningful employment after graduation.

Natchaug Hospital operates seven Clinical Day Treatment Schools across eastern Connecticut. Students are referred to Natchaug CDT by their local schools and follow individualized education plans created with collaboration between theschool district and Natchaug CDT staff.