Purple Light Project

 

The Purple Light Project is a project that is intended to bring attention and support to our emergency psychiatric patients in Hartford Hospital’s Emergency Department.  Purple is for “the purple pod” which is the psychiatric section of the ER.  Light is to represent our light always being on for those suffering from mental health crisis. Our vulnerable patients could benefit from basic needs e.g. warm winter clothing, medicine, food, hygiene supplies, blankets, taxi/ bus vouchers, etc.  100% of the funds raised goes to patients.  Our purpose in creating the Purple Light Project was not only to raise money for this population but also to bring awareness and community support for mental health needs.  Mental health needs are stigmatizing and far too often, in the shadows.  We don’t think there is anyone who does not know someone right now who isn’t struggling in 2020.  In addition to creating the Purple Light Project, we’ve organized a staff educational retreat to fuel our front line clinicians, docs and nurses with current material on how to best treat mental health patients.  Supporting our staff is one of the best ways we can provide excellent care for our patients.

Online donations can be made through the form below or via facebook on the Purple Light Project fundraiser page.

Checks can be mailed to: Hartford Hospital, Department of Philanthropy, 80 Seymour Street, PO Box 5037, Hartford, CT 06102, please reference the Purple Light Project in the memo section.

Click here for more ways to give and a list of in-kind items needed!

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