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“I am reminded, during these particularly divisive times throughout our world, that each of us are keepers of the light dedicated to supporting a vulnerable population with open and giving hearts. There are those who seek to divide, condemn and marginalize people different from themselves.  We, meanwhile, continue to come together with the conviction that all of us have value and by our daily practice help to build a tolerant and inclusive world where all and everyone matters.  The work we do is a demonstration project that not only raises social consciousness but ultimately brings hope and goodwill to our planet.”

-Mal Winkley, Founder

Our Mission Statement

To enhance the quality of life for the individuals we serve by providing safe, caring, compassionate and supported housing and vocational support in committed, integrated community settings.

Enhanced Wellness Fund

A specialized scholarship fund called the Enhanced Wellness Fund is established for the benefit of the adult individuals we serve at Brian House and Adult Vocational Programs. The scholarship fund aides individuals in achieving their many personal wellness goals. These include mobility, speech, music and art therapies, equestrian activities, Special Olympics, cultural events, specialized equipment and more.

The first 35 donors that supported the scholarship at the $1,000 level or higher receive distinguished acknowledgement as  Founding Members. The Enhanced Wellness Fund is an ongoing effort and contributions are graciously accepted to ensure the revolving fund is maintained. For more information, please contact Dawn Parker, Director of Business Development, at dparker@brianhouse.org or (860) 575-9293. We thank you for your support.

We are grateful to our Founding Members, listed below, and we invite you to learn more about them by following the links to their websites.

In Memory of Mal Winkley
Smith Farm Gardens
Essex Savings Bank
Michael & Mary Mather
AJ Welding
The Winkley Family
Oxford Builders
The Parker Family
Zanardi Oil
Parker Construction
George & Sally Mayer
Rose & Kiernan
Saybrook Home
Joann & Kyle Little
The Wolter Family
Updike, Kelly & Spellacy
Alicia Farrell, PhD
Whelen 

In Memory of Special Olympian Kris Galante
Alison & Stephen Brinkmann
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Webster
The ACD Pollock Family
C.P. Burdick and Son, Inc.
Robert & Mary Martin
Middlesex United Way Women’s Initiative
Rotary Club of Chester
Leadership Staff of Brian House and AVP
Patti Anne Vassia, in honor of The Christianson Family
Community Foundation of Middlesex County
John and Ann Mallin
100 Women Who Care – Lower CT River Valley
In Memory of J.H. Bestor
In Memory of William McManus
Creative Concept Landscape Design and Installation
Stanley and Kathleen Peters

Thank You

Here’s the history of our origins of and how we came to be what we are today.

There are many ways you can help and we appreciate your involvement on any level.

We have created some wonderful memories through the years. Take a look.