FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Wednesday, July 01, 2015, Catherine Sullivan-DeCarlo – Chapel Haven is proud to announce its first annual Chapel Haven Golf Classic, presented by Yale-New Haven Hospital and Alexion, at the prestigious New Haven Country Club in Hamden, CT on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. The tournament begins at 1 p.m. and will offer a day of golf and a celebratory dinner at the New Haven Country Club, 160 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT. For ticket information or to become a sponsor, please contact Ms. Peggy Baker, (203) 217-4691. Participants may sign up for a golf foursome, may join Chapel Haven for the dinner only, or may choose to sponsor the event.  Log onto to find out more about the tournament. Chapel Haven President Michael Storz credited parent Peggy Baker for laying the groundwork for the tournament. “We have more than 40 corporate and business partners in Greater New Haven who fully support our mission of providing services to adults with disabilities,” Storz said. “The purpose of the golf classic is to not only celebrate our wonderful track record with current businesses, but to attract and engage even more New Haven-based businesses who may want to support what we do.” “We are excited that Yale-New Haven Hospital and Alexion Pharmaceuticals will be honored as co-presenting sponsors,” Storz noted. “We sought both organizations out as our top sponsors because they have been model partners to Chapel Haven, and we believe their investment in our adults paves the way for other businesses to follow suit.” Yale-New Haven Hospital partnered with Chapel Haven in 2013 to host the first Project SEARCH location in the state. Project SEARCH is a national one-year, high school transition program for students with disabilities that provides training and education with the goal of obtaining competitive employment. Through Project SEARCH, Chapel Haven participants spend a year rotating through different YNHH departments, trying their hands at a variety of job roles. The goal is to help clients gain job skills, learn to work in a team, understand the rules of a workplace and be better positioned to move into paid employment. They work five hours a day and gain several hours more of classroom instruction, all at the hospital. Alexion partnered with Chapel Haven to employ a young man who graduated from Chapel Haven’s Asperger Syndrome Adult Transition program in a full-time, human resources auditor position. Founded in 1972, Chapel Haven is a nationally accredited transitional living program and approved private special education school founded in 1972 in New Haven, Connecticut, with a mission of teaching adults with cognitive disabilities and social disabilities to live independent and productive lives. Chapel Haven has grown to serve more than 250 adults (18 years of age and older) in the residence and the community with three distinct programs; REACH, Asperger’s Syndrome Adult Transition (ASAT), and Chapel Haven West (Tucson, AZ). Contact: Catherine Sullivan-DeCarlo, (203) 397-1714, ext. 148

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