Keystone Sunset Cruise a Success

Keystone Sunset Cruise a Success
Norwalk, CT, September 21, 2012 --( On August 22, 2012, over 40 people enjoyed a sunset cruise to benefit Norwalk based Keystone House. Aboard the new 45 ft. Norwalk Seaport Association’s ferry, the guests enjoyed a narrated tour of the Norwalk Islands as well as learning more about Keystone, a Norwalk based not for profit, which provides residential and psychosocial services for adults with psychiatric disabilities.

"It was a beautiful night to enjoy a cruise around the Norwalk Islands with so many Keystone supporters. I enjoyed talking with, and meeting, so many people who want to help others in their own community who face the challenges of a mental illness. I am very grateful for our many supporters," said Valerie Williams, Executive Director of Keystone House.

The event raised funds for the many programs that Keystone provides, including their Transitional Residential Services which consists of two group home facilities that offer a safe and supportive environment where residents are assisted in the development of the skills they will need to make their transition to independent living successful; and their Community Living Center, a psychosocial program designed to provide a friendly and supportive environment where individuals with a psychiatric disability can engage in social interaction with peers and find new ways to access natural community supports.

“It was an absolutely beautiful evening to be on a sunset cruise. We had a wonderful time mingling with staff and friends of Keystone and learning more about Keystone's residential services, rehabilitation programs and mission to help persons with disabilities remain in the community. To be able to support such a great cause, along with some very insightful Norwalk background including local island history and various wildlife, made for a perfect night,” said Norwalk resident and Keystone supporter Catherine Smith.

“This event was part of a new initiative for Keystone to bring more opportunities for engagement with the community to bring greater awareness of the services they provide,” said Elizabeth P. Ball, Board Member and Chairperson of the Keystone Fundraising Committee. “We have a November 3rd 'Comedy Night with Tommy Davidson and Friends' planned at Norwalk City Hall, and other events coming up as well.”

For more information about Keystone House, go to or contact Valerie Williams, Executive Director, 203-855-7920 or

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Keystone House, Inc.
Elizabeth Ball
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