a caring path to better mental health - Pathways, Inc.

a caring path to better mental health - Pathways, Inc.

GREENWICH, CT A Caring Path to Better Mental Health pathways annual report 2014 Renee H. Bigler, FOUNDER Katherine D. Barba, CO-PRESIDENT James W...

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A Caring Path to Better Mental Health pathways annual report 2014

Renee H. Bigler, FOUNDER

Katherine D. Barba, CO-PRESIDENT


Florence M. Griffin, MBA, LCSW



Board of Directors Rose Marie Anderson Jeremy Barowsky, MD George Brown Constance Buckley Evan Burchell Kylie Burchell Virginia Coudert Jennifer Danzi Betsy Grant Michael Grant Ann Hagmann, Esq. Richard Kremheller Linda Lewis Donat Marchand, Esq. Tyler McCarthy Beverly Orthwein Susan Sternberg Margaret Warwick Susan Willett Advisory Board Linda Applegarth, ED.D. Robert Arnold Ann Brown Susie Fugelsang Joan Warburg


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Pathways Mission Statement To establish and maintain programs to help rehabilitate those people with mental illness who are trying to reenter the community: to provide and maintain safe, affordable housing, a community center and a case management program for such people which provide assistance programs to help them achieve greater independence in their daily lives.

Dear Friends and Supporters of Pathways, Helen Keller, a much admired and inspirational woman once said, “Alone we can do so little but together we can do so much.” This is how we feel about Pathways and your continued generosity to our mission! You have enabled us to continue our work through much-appreciated donations and volunteering which enriches and brightens the lives of our clients every day. One very bright spot in 2014 was the start of our renovation at one of our homes at 258 Davis Ave. If all goes as planned, we are hoping to move our 8 clients into their brand-new renovated home in August, 2015. This home will be completely updated with fresh new bathrooms, kitchen, bedrooms, plumbing, heating … everything! This renovation was only made possible by your generosity plus a no-interest loan from the CT Department of Housing and funds from the Greenwich Community Block Grant. We are also excited about our changes to our overall daytime programming. We have implemented an educational/enrichment program thanks to a grant from Greenwich Dept. of Social Services, the Tudor Foundation and our wonderful volunteer, Liz Menten. Our clients now can experience an individualized and eclectic program which begins with a survey which asks about their interests in education and enrichment. An educational program is tailored to their individual needs for growth and future enrichment, possibly including employment or higher learning. For example, one of our clients who became very ill with mental illness in high school has always wanted to receive her high school diploma. Liz found a wonderful tutor, Sister Anne Landry, who is helping to refresh and prepare the client for her GED exam.

We continue to increase our case management services through our accreditation with the mental health waiver called WISE. This waiver provides additional funding for resources which will enable our aging clients to remain in their homes. Pathways involvement in this program will continue to grow over the coming years because our population continues to age. Currently, over 50% of our clients are over 50 years of age with 15% being over 65. Our agency is so enormously grateful to our Greenwich community for all that they do for Pathways. Our volunteer base continues to grow year after year from our terrific college summer interns, new work-service jobs from the Boys and Girls Club to our weekly poetry volunteer, Marianne Bowman, who stimulates discussion and awareness in clients through this calming and serene medium. And, our great collaboration continues with the Greenwich YMCA, ROAR pet therapy, Garden Club of Old Greenwich, Greenwich Garden Education Center, St. Michael’s Women’s Association and so many more. We are truly grateful to each and every one of you for helping us throughout the year. Our board of directors, staff and clients thank you for your constant support. Florence M. Griffin, MBA, LCSW Executive Director





Kylie and Evan Burchell Kylie Burchell is a lifelong Greenwich resident. She is married to Evan Burchell and they have three children. Kylie works at Mountain Financial Services, which is located in Greenwich. She has been with the company for over 12 years helping people consolidate and organize their financial lives. Kylie is very involved in her children’s schools, volunteering as needed.    Evan Burchell was born and raised in Long Island, NY. He then moved to and has lived in Greenwich for the past 10 years. He is married to Kylie Wernert Burchell and together they have 3 children ages 6, 4, and 2. He works as Director of Business Development for Wernert Construction based in Cos Cob. Between work and family, Evan has a very full schedule. He is very excited to participate in Pathways. 4

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jeremy barowsky, MD Jeremy Barowsky is a psychiatrist and the Medical Director at the Addiction Recovery Center at Greenwich Hospital. He holds his medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University and received his residency training at Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Training Program. He currently teaches medical residents at Greenwich Hospital and New York Medical College. Jeremy and his wife live in Greenwich with their 2 young children. 

jen danzi Jen Danzi is a native of Greenwich, CT and is very active in the local community. She is a member of the board of directors of Pathways, The Transportation Association of Greenwich and the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, she serves on numerous event committees including:  Greenwich Hospital’s Great Chefs and Under the Star, Greenwich Point Conservancy’s Beach Ball, American Red Cross Red & White Ball, YWCA Old Bags Luncheon and Persimmons Ball amongst others. Jen owns her own marketing and promotions company, Jen Danzi, LLC, and is a licensed real estate agent with Coldwell Banker of Greenwich. She was the campaign manager for a winning NY State Senator and was the events manager at the New York Stock Exchange. Jen lives in Greenwich with her husband and young daughter.

susan sternberg Susan Sternberg has lived in Greenwich for the past 22 years with her husband David and their two children. Susan worked as a real estate attorney in New York City before moving to Greenwich. She now works at the YWCA of Greenwich as a certified fitness instructor. She has also served as a volunteer for the GHS Scholarship Assoc., Families of Greenwich Hospital Advisory Board and the North Street School PTA.


rigid is a 50 year-old woman who grew up in Fairfield, CT and graduated from Sacred Heart University. She lived with her family and worked at GEICO insurance for many years. She came to Pathways about 5 years ago after struggling with issues related to her mental illness. Brigid has made great strides at Pathways. She volunteers each week at the YMCA doing filing of new applications and other general administrative office work. Brigid has said, “It is so nice at the YMCA and they give me a quiet place to work. I file and organize things … I love giving back to the Y for the free scholarship which they give to

me.” Brigid has also lost 40 pounds since coming to Pathways. Brigid said that healthier eating and exercise has helped her to lose weight. She walks all around town and said, “I love living in Greenwich … It is so beautiful.” Brigid works in the Pathways kitchen weekly, making lunches. Brigid is also very engaged with many activities at Pathways. She is an active participant in the yoga classes and enjoys the outside activities such as bowling and miniature golf. Brigid says, “Pathways is my home now. I feel very lucky to be here with all these wonderful people.” 


ranco is one of Pathways’ unsung heroes. Despite the mental illness which Franco must deal with on a daily basis, he has worked at Stop and Shop in town for over 7 years. He opens the store most mornings at 7am. He takes the 6:30am bus to work. Franco prepares salads, rotisserie chicken, and sandwiches at his job as well as waiting on customers, who all speak so highly of him. Franco will walk 2 miles home from his job and often stops at the YMCA for a workout. He has lived at Pathways for 8 years, growing in independence every year and has moved from the highest level of care residence to independence. His family lives in Stamford and he visits them often. Franco says, “Pathways is a big help… it puts a nice roof over my head which is safe and warm. I don’t want to live with my parents. Here I have someone to speak with if I am confused or feeling badly. I have changed for the better by living here.” 




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We have wonderful volunteers who help our clients for which we are very grateful.  ➊ Garden Club of Old Greenwich has come to Pathways regularly for over 20 years! They bring holiday flower activities to our clients such as decorating Easter eggs, planting bulbs in the front of our facility or creating a small Christmas tree.  ➋ The Cotton Club hosts a pizza and chat party for our clients every year. ➌ ROAR pet therapy brings therapy dogs to Pathways weekly. The clients love the tenderness which they receive from these wonderful animals. ➍ Christmas can be a lonely time for our clients, remembering families which they may no longer see. St. Michaels Women’s Assoc. hosts a giving tree each Christmas delivering gifts from their parishioners right before the holiday to be put under the tree. A Christmas dinner is also hosted and served by board volunteers. 

➎ Our student summer intern, Grace Austin, was from Vanderbilt University. She worked with clients on various activities and was loved by one and all! ➏ Over 20 clients a year participate in the fitness facilities free of charge thanks to the generosity of the YMCA of Greenwich! ➐ Liz Menten is our tireless weekly volunteer who helps out with our “happiness project.” She interviews clients and taps into their interests, whether it be to go back to finish a college degree or learn to play the guitar. She follows through with finding tutors, specialized mindfulness software, organizations… anything to help clients achieve their goals.

➑ Chicken Joes has been so generous to us by providing holiday meals for 30 to 35 people both at our residences and day program at a very reduced rate. They also bring “extras” when available of their delicious food. It is enjoyed by all, especially clients living in the community who may not have a good hot meal at home.   ➒ Yoga classes are held weekly facilitated by Brooke DeWeaver and Lexi Stauffer. The clients learn relaxation techniques to ease their stress in a gentle and caring environment. Brooke and Lexi are caring and dedicate their time each week at no charge to help our clients. 

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➓ Twelve clients attend Camp Connri for one week in the summer thanks to generous donations and a subsidy program offered by the camp.



Pathways is Grateful

to the many supporters who make it possible for the organization

to continue it’s mission DONATIONS $5000 and More

Anderson Foundation, Jack and Rose-Marie Appleby Charitable Lead Trust Barba, Kathy & Ron Bessemer Trust Bigler, Renee Bresnan Foundation, Bill & Ann Combes Estates Charity Foundation Cookson, Stephen and Lucy Bishopric Cross, Ann & Jackson Ethel Kennedy Marran Foundation Greenwich Power Systems LLC Jaeger, Stephen Lee Family Foundation Lehman Foundation, Edith & Herbert Mark Family Fund Menten & Weil Family Foundation Niles Foundation Inc, Henry E (Combes) Ohnell Family Foundation Oppenheim Family Fund Orthwein, Peter and Beverly Quisenberry, John Richard Davoud Donchian Foundation Tudor Foundation, The Warwick, Bruce and Margie United Way of Greenwich

DONATIONS Under $5000 Abrams, Dr. Linus and Sharon AE Charitable Foundation Allmendinger, Paul

Anderson, Mary Applegarth, Dr Linda and Paul Arnaboldi III, Leo P. Arnaboldi Jr., Leo Ashton Foundation Austrian Family Foundation Aydelotte, Thomas Bailey Foundation, Inc., The Barradus, Jerry Barrett, John Beard, Jean Benenson, Michael Bernard, Allan Bird, Jr., James R. and Anita BMO Private Bank, formerly Harris Bank Bowman, Thomas Bragg, Jr., Edward Brennan, Catherine Brown, George H. Brown, Nancy Buckley, Connie Burchell, Evan and Kylie Burke, Walter Burns, Perry and Joan B Cable, Diana Carbone, Anthony Carpenter Family Fund Christie, David Chrust Foundation, Steven & Sharon Combe, Chris

Cornelia Cogswell Rossi Foundation Inc. Corrigan, Patton Corroon, Robert Cote, Earl F. Coudert, Virginia Crabtree, Robert and Carolyn Crapple Foundation, The Crumbine, Peter Cummiskey, Peter Cutting, John Dammann Fund Daniels Family Foundation Davenport North Davis Foundation, Charles A and Marna Day, Nathaniel De Havenon, Michael Deangelis, Angelo Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation Dietche, Paul and Jane DiRollo, Anthony J. Doniger, William Donnalley Charitable FND, Cory and Bob Durkin, William A. Ettinger, Barbara Finn Family Foundation Finn III, Harold B. Finneran, Judith Finz, Noah Firke, John First County Bank Foundation

Flanagan, Philbin Flanigan, Megan Floren, Honorable Olivia Forbes Family Foundation Ford III, Richard Foreman Reed, Sally Fox Fund, Karen Williams Fox and Gerald J Frantz Family Fund, L Scott Frieden, Susan Fugelsang, George & Susie Fuller, Milton Gates, Jr., Ralph P. Giacome, Lynn Gibbons TTEE, Sally Knott Glazer Family Fund Glenn, Vince & Jen Goergen Foundation Granlund Disbursement Account, Joan Grant, Michael & Betsy Gray, James Greenberg, Alva Greenberg, Carole Greer Family Foundation Griffin, George W. and Florence Groo, Lawrence Hagerbrant, Dr Eric & Lynn V. K. Hagmann, Keating and Ann Hajjar, Hadi J. and Mirella Hanson Family Foundation, Stephen Harrington-Howes, Beth

Haub, Christian Heidenreich Fam. Foundation, Per & Astrid Herman, Russell & Sandra Herz, Bill Higgins, A. William and Patricia M Higgins, William W. & Judy Hoffman, John Hohn, Harry Hollander Foundation Holmyard, H.R. and Alexandra T. Holton, Thomas Hopper, David Hotchkiss Caritas Foundation Israel, David & Dawn Jeffe, Robert Jenkel, Paul JM Huber Corporation Jones, Lucy Lee and Everett Juan, Chip Kaplan, David Karetsky, Andrew Kaufmann III, Charles Kaufmann, Robert Keim, Richard Family Fund Keleshian, Harry & Edna Keller, Donald J. Kennedy, Elizabeth Kim, John and Eileen Ohnell Kirk, Donald & Mimi Klingenstein, John Knapp, Virginia Knight, Thomas Kovner, Michael Kremheller, Richard & Suzanne Lawrence, Robert Learson, Elizabeth Levine, Ronald Lewis, Richard and Linda Perry Lieber, Stephen Limbacher, Richard Lions Club of Old Greenwich

Lobrano, John Lubin, Lawrence Lvoff, Mark Lydanne, John L. A. and Virginia Lynch, Roger M. Lynch, Susan MacDonald, C. Alan Magnetti, Joan Malkin Fund Maquire Foundation, Russell Marchand, Donat C. and Janet Mayer, Joan McArdle, Jr., James McAvity, Malcolm McCarthy, Patricia McCarthy, Tyler and Elizabeth McDonald, Barbara McGrath, Robert McGuire, Hillary McIntyre McLaughlin Fund, Edward & Patricia McMahon, Vincent & Linda McQuillan, Thomas and Meg McTaggart, James M. Melly, Alice P. Melville Foundation Mendenhall, John Menges, Carl Menten, Erik Menten, Nils Menten, Thomas Messex, Marvin G. Meyer, Juan Mockford, Simon Moffly, Jack and Donna Moger Jr., Daniel W. and Angela S. Moloney, Philip and Gail Monson, Dennis More, Dan Morgan, Robert Neff, Tom & Sally


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Nelson, Melinda Ness, Peter Newberg Trustee (TTE), Ruth S Nickerson, William Nolan, Timothy & Vicki Noonan, Walter Oaklawn Foundation O’Donnell, Sheila Ohnell, Ernst O’Mara, John M & Margot Omealia, Harry Oppenheimer Fund, Eleanor G. Barnet Parker, Richard and Pat Parry, W. Malcolm Payne, Kathryn Peoples United Bank Peoples United Insurance Pivirotto Foundation, Richard R. & Mary B Pray, Tina Prentice Foundation Prince, Lolly Putnam, Bucky Read, Claggett & B Sandra Morgan Reibel, Jay Reid, Mary Louise Reilly, Gerald D. Retzler, Chris Retzler, Leona N Revson TTEE, Diana Reynolds Jr, Russell S & Deborah T. Richard Laurence Parish Foundation Riddle, William Rinaldi, Ellis Rittmaster Foundation Rittmaster, Jill Rittmaster, Sue Roe, Keith Rogath, David Rooney, Jr., Francis Rowe, Arabelle Royce, Charles

Rudy, Raymond & Kate Sadler Charitable Fund, Christy & Meredith Salame, Mr. & Mrs. Roy Scanlon, Brian Schnaer, William Schwerin, Warren Scrivan Family Foundation Sculley, Lee Seely, Jonathan Shanks, Eugene Simmons Family Foundation Inc. Simon, Raymond Skakel III, George Smith, Scott and Heidi Society of the Sacred Heart Soto, Raymond Sternberg, David and Susan Stillerman, Nancy Stowell, Mary Strauss, Thomas Sung, Thomas and Hwei-Lin The Resource Foundation Thomson, Jere Thurlow, Stephen C. Toohey, Emily Turino, Dr Gerard Turk, Fred Vanderbilt Trust, RT Vasey Foundation Vassalotti, Mark Vianda Playter Williams Foundation Vintiadis, Regina Viramani, Rohan Voell, Richard Von Summer, Sally Vorder Bruegge, Sarah Wack Jr., Patrick J and Laura S Walker, Katherine E Walker, Virginia Walker, Wendy Wallace, Stratford and Kathleen

Warren Foundation, The Warwick Charitable Fund Warwick, Craig Webb, Marjorie Weil, Jim and Elizabeth Menten Wernert Construction Mgt, LLC Willett, Sue Williams III, Joseph L. Winslow, Judy Winters, Penny Winthrop, Deborah Wright, Peter Zales, Margot

IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS – NON-CASH SERVICES & ITEMS Dr. & Mrs. Linus Abrams Mrs. Rose Marie Anderson Dr. Linda Applegarth Ms. Grace Aslanian Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Barba Mr. Robert Barricelli Bath and Body Works Mr. Kedric Becker Mrs. Edward Bigler Mr. & Mrs. George Brown The Buccaneer St. Croix Mrs. Connie Buckley Camp Connri Lynn Morgan Cesaria Mr. Nat Chandler Mrs. Michelle Chiappa Chicken Joe’s Christ Church Cochni Connecticut Pharmacy Cos Cob Library Mrs. Virginia Coudert Mr. & Mrs. Robert Crabtree Ms Jennifer Danzi Ms. Brooke De Weaver

Diane B. Shoes Diane’s Books Ms. Kathy DiGiovanni Eaton’s Ranch Elm Street Oyster House Mr. & Mrs. Shel Evans Ms Kendra Farn Ms. Deborah Fisher Fjord Fisheries Mrs. Susie Fugelsang Gabriels Bar & Restaurant NYC Garden Center of Old Greenwich Garden Education Center Mr. Fred Gomez Mr. & Mrs. Michael Grant Greenwich Adult Day Care Greenwich Bicycles Greenwich Dept of Parks & Rec Greenwich Dept of Social Services Greenwich Health Department Greenwich Hospital Outpatient Psychology Greenwich Hospital Outpatient Services Greenwich Library Greenwich Magazine Greenwich Pharmacy Greenwich Polo Club Greenwich Time – Barbara Bind Mr. & Mrs. George W. Griffin Mrs. Ann Hagmann, Esq Mr. Hadi Hajjar

Mr. & Mrs. Marc Hanrahan Ms. Casey Hartley Hoaglands of Greenwich Mr. Kirk Huffard Ms. Cindy Hussey J. McLaughlin Liberty Plumbing Mr. Richard Kremheller Sister Anne Landry Mrs. Linda Lewis Mandarin Oriental Hotel Manfredi Jewels Ms. Debra Marafiote Mr. Donat Marchand, Esq McArdle’s Florist and Garden Center Mr. Patrick McCabe Mr. Tyler McCarthy Ms. Elizabeth Menten Morello Italian Bistro Mr. Peter Mousa Neighbor to Neighbor Ms. Kathleen O’Malley Mr. & Mrs. Nick Ohnell Mrs Beverly Orthwein Polpo Restaurant and Saloon Porter House New York Richards of Greenwich Riverside Service ROAR Pet Therapy Roundabout Theatre Company

Rudy’s Limousine Service Saint Michael’s Women’s Guild Saks Fifth Avenue Ms. Lauren Schapiro Shoprite Simon Teakle Fine Jewelry, LLC Mrs. Cathy Singer Spa at Equinox Splash Car Wash Splurge Gifts Ms. Lexi Stauffer Steven B. Fox Fine Jewelry Turabian & Sariyan, LLC United Way of Greenwich Victoria’s Secret Mr. Fabio Villa Mrs. Laurie Warren Mrs. Margie Warwick Mr. James Weil Mrs. Susan Weiman Whole Foods Ms. Susan Willett Mr. Wayne Wright YMCA of Greenwich Mr. Peter Zimmermann Zwikker & Zacher. Ltd. Please know that we really want this list to be complete. If we inadvertently left your name or organization off this list, or have a misspelling please call Debbie at Pathways, 203-869-5656.

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258 Davis Avenue 2014 PATHWAYS ANN UA L REPORT


Our renovation of the property at 258 Davis Avenue began in Dec, 2014 and is expected to be complete in August, 2015. Demolition of the entire inside is almost complete. It will provide eight clients with a brand new home including all up-to-date plumbing, electric and other features. We received funding for this project from the CT Dept. of Housing, Greenwich Community Block Grant and our many wonderful donors.



2014 Pathways benefit was held on September 27, 2014 at the Greenwich Country Club with over 200 people in attendance. 

2014 Davis Ave.



For the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014

Revenue State Of Connecticut

TOTAL Revenue by percentage


Medicaid 355,771 Federal Funds


Fundraising 332,389 Rents From Clients United Way And Other


• State Of Connecticut 44% • Medicaid 16% • Federal Funds 12% • Fundraising 15% • Rents From Clients 10% • United Way And Other 3%


TOTAL REVENUE 2,180,059 Total Revenue


Expense Milbank Group Home


Case Management/Wise Programs


509 East Putnam Avenue


Davis Supervised Apartments


Fellowship Program


Davis Avenue Renovation


Total Expense



TOTAL EXPENSES by percentage

• Milbank Group Home 25% • Case Management/Wise Programs 22% • 59 East Putnam Avenue 21% • Davis Supervised Apartments 13% • Fellowship Program 12% • Davis Avenue Renovation 7%

Pathways Is Proud To Be A United Way Agency 2014 PATHWAYS ANN UA L REPORT



PAID Stamford, CT Permit No. 3219

175 Milbank Avenue Greenwich, CT 06830 www.pathways-greenwich.org