Thank You
to our 2021 Sponsors!


Title Sponsors:

Bev & Tim Holt

Gold Sponsors:

Justin & McKinley Albert

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Silver Sponsors:

Bronze Sponsors:

Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP

Cory & Ashley Federline

John M. McNab, PA-C

Przybysz + Associates Government Affairs


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9th Annual

Spring Into Action 

Thank you to everyone who contributed to Spring Into Action!
Over $22,000 has been raised to support the
Child & Adolescent Day Treatment Program
at the Institute of Living

Click the image below to watch the program!

This year's event will look a little different and consist of a series of events.

June - Campaign Kickoff.

July 21, 4pm - Outdoor tour of the IOL and indoor tour of the Child & Adolescent space,
cocktails at J Restaurant after the tour.

August 24, 12pm - Virtual Lunch & Learn with IOL program and leadership.
Child and adolescent mental health in the COVID-19 Era and how to transition back to school.
Click here to watch the Lunch & Learn

September 21 - Spring Into Action
*Update as of 9/8*
Due to increased COVID restrictions, Spring Into Action will move to a virtual platform. If you purchased a ticket or sponsorship, you will recieve an email in the next couple of days with updates and more information. Thank you for your understanding during this time. Donations toward this event are still being accepted.

About the Child & Adolescent Day Treatment Program at the Institute of Living
The Child & Adolescent Day Treatment Program serves children ages 6 to 18 years old with mental health needs.  Clients are served in one of the following levels of care: Partial Hospitalization Program, Intensive Outpatient Program, Connecting Adolescents with Psychosis Program, or the Extended Day Treatment/Teaching Our Positive Side Program.

This program is delivered across two floors in the Braceland building at the Institute of Living, with each area having a centrally located designated milieu space around the treatment room areas. The milieu space is an open area where children hang out before and after group, eat their snack, take space, and de-escalate in times of crisis.


The current milieu space is generic and does not appear therapeutic or trauma-informed. It lacks child-friendly colors, activities, self-regulation cues and supplies, and age-appropriate interventions. The ability to obtain supplies such as bean bag chairs, sensory items, physical movement cues and activities, will allow staff to create a sensory room, self-regulation zones with visual cues, and supply each area with age-appropriate sensory and coping skills. 


The support received from the funding will greatly enhance the delivery of care, enhance self-regulation leading to a decrease in outbursts and physical interventions, and overall enhance the patient’s experience and treatment outcomes.


To learn more about this important facility within the IOL, please visit


For more information, please reach out to Kristen Lapenta at


Want to donate items directly? Visit the program's online wishlist. Supplies, gardening tools, toys, and games toward the bottom of the list will go directly to the program.


Please make check donations payable to "Hartford Hospital" and send to the following address:


Hartford Hospital
Department of Philanthropy
80 Seymour Street P.O. Box 5037
Hartford, CT 06102-5037


Reference Spring Into Action in the memo section.

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