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Jim Hayden – First Selectman – East Granby, CT

Updated: Apr 25, 2022

I am First Selectman of the Town of East Granby, and I was approached by Farmington Valley Heath District (FVHD) Director Jennifer Kertanis and FVHD Community Health Coordinator Justine Ginsberg three years ago about a potential initiative which would focus on mental health support for veterans and their families.

Resilience Grows here has had an immediate impact on East Granby veterans, their families, youth in our school system and in the towns of the Farmington Valley. RGH is an example of ordinary people working together to produce extraordinary results for veterans, their families, and our community.

The programs and events that have been held and supported by RGH have put the spotlight on mental health resilience and steps that we as a community can support and nurture.

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