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GREENWICH SENTINEL
Published Columns by Heather Wright for the Greenwich Sentinel

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GREENWICH SENTINEL
10 Years & Counting

April 20, 2018

GREENWICH —In Greenwich, we like to celebrate success. We do it all the time, in all facets of our lives; our homes, our cars, our jobs, families, academic merits, athletic victories – the list of our successes and how we celebrate them goes on and on. There is nothing wrong with celebrating them, but, that is not the entirety of our community.

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GREENWICH TIME
Debate over backcountry moves to Planning & Zoning

February 24, 2018

GREENWICH — Supporters this week came decked out in green T-shirts to explain the importance of the work done by the Greenwich Center for Hope and Renewal, which is housed in Stanwich Congregational Church’s former location at 237 Taconic Road.

But despite its good work, neighbors said the faith-based, nonprofit counseling center is a business that should not have been allowed to operate in the residential area for the past decade without zoning approval.

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Greenwich Center for Hope and Renewal seeks permission to continue

February 22, 2018

GREENWICH — The Greenwich Center for Hope and Renewal’s application to operate out of its space at the former Stanwich Congregational Church comes back before the Planning and Zoning Commission this week.

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GREENWICH SENTINEL
McArdle's Helps Raise Funds

April 10, 2017

GREENWICH — Spring renewal was the central theme at last Saturday’s fundraiser for the Greenwich Center for Hope & Renewal, a faith-friendly professional counseling and resource center.

Seventy guests gathered for the evening event, held at McArdle’s Florist & Garden Center, elegantly transformed into a delightful and abundantly fragrant soiree, designed to raise awareness for mental wellness.

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Tensions flare between Greenwich church, neighbors

December 13, 2017

GREENWICH — A dispute is brewing between Stanwich Congregational Church and neighbors over counseling operations being offered at the church’s former location at 237 Taconic Road.

The Greenwich Center for Hope and Renewal has been providing faith-based counseling services at the address since 2007.

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Greenwich therapist author views the positives in stressful situations

August 7, 2016

GREENWICH —  When the Rev. Heather Wright’s husband was in Stamford Hospital with a stroke, she could have given in to the anxiety, but that would not have been helpful.

She knew that looking differently at the stress, and being fully aware of what she was going through would be more constructive.

“I could just sit there and say, ‘This is scary and it’s frightening. (But) what do I know today? And what is it that I’m responsible for?’” Wright said last week in her office at the Greenwich Center for Hope and Renewal, 237 Taconic Road, where she is the executive director. “And that really helps ground people, to be able to stay present in the middle of the suffering.”

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GREENWICH POST
Donors of GCHR gather to raise support for mental healthcare

September 30, 2016

GREENWICH — On Thursday, Sept. 29, more than 50 donors and friends of Greenwich Center for Hope and Renewal (GCHR) gathered at the home of Susan and Dean Allen to learn about current community needs around mental health and to raise support.

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GREENWICH PATCH
Discussions and Drinks

June 24, 2016

GREENWICH — On Thursday, June 16, friends and members of the local community gathered at the home of Sue and Greg Neumann to learn more about Greenwich Center for Hope and Renewal. The recent Greenwich Needs Assessment by the United Way reveals that mental illness and substance abuse are the top two areas of need. Led by Executive Director Heather Wright, a licensed therapist and ordained minister, and staffed by an experienced team of counselors capable of working with clients on a range of topics from depression and anxiety, to marriage, substance abuse addictions and grief, the Center is committed to expanding its reach and services to the community.

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