FHR honored with two Telly Awards

Published 07/18/2014

John’s Journey of Recovery and Corner Clubhouse Garden Program videos receive national recognition

Lincoln, RI – July 2014 – Fellowship Health Resources, Inc. (FHR), a non-profit organization improving the quality of life for individuals living with mental illness and addiction disorders, has been nationally recognized for excellence in media production for the third consecutive year. Honored with two Telly Awards in the social services and motivational categories, FHR’s videos were selected from nearly 12,000 entries received across 50 states and numerous countries.

Founded in 1979, the Silver Telly Council, comprised of nearly 500 industry leaders, celebrates outstanding commercials, television programs, and video and film productions. Now in its 35th year, the Telly Awards aims to strengthen the visual arts community by inspiring, promoting, and supporting creativity.

In John’s Story: An FHR Journey of Recovery, the 29-year old Delaware resident shares the obstacles he has overcome, and how art has played a crucial role in his recovery. He discusses how art, incorporated into FHR’s services through Studio 35, the organization’s creative arts program, is a powerful form of self-expression. “It makes me feel good, and calms me down,” John explains in the piece.

(L-R) FHR’s Regional Director of Clubhouse Services Tom Couhig,
clubhouse member Donald, Corner Clubhouse Program Director
Karen Therrien, and Horticulture Unit Coordinator Robert Lopes
display Telly Award at the Annual Clubhouse Softball Game

The second award-winning video, FHR’s Corner Clubhouse Garden Program, focuses on how the clubhouse’s horticulture unit in Massachusetts provides the perfect combination of peace and productivity for its members. “It makes me proud that I am able to grow things here,” clubhouse member Donald says with gratitude in the video.  

“Being recognized with two 2014 Telly Awards is truly an extraordinary honor for our communications department and all of us at FHR,” said Director of Corporate Communications Mike Ratté. “Having the opportunity to capture and share the dedicated work and commitment of our staff, along with the inspiring stories of recovery by the individuals we serve is extremely rewarding. We share these symbols of excellence with all of our colleagues and look forward to sharing more inspiring stories in the year ahead.”

To watch John’s Story, click here, and to view the piece on FHR’s Corner Clubhouse Garden Program, click here.