Wheeler has a rich history grounded in vision and generosity of local residents and community leaders. The organization was established in 1968 through a generous bequest from prominent Plainville resident Bertha Wheeler, vital construction and staffing grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the support of many local and statewide community and business leaders, and clinical professionals. Fifty years later, Wheeler has grown and expanded significantly to respond to the changing needs of individuals, families and communities and to facilitate continued access to high-quality, patient-centered care.
Throughout our anniversary year, we’ll share stories on this site about the many organizations and individuals—from board members and donors, to stakeholders and community partners—who have made a difference in Wheeler’s history, evolution and care. We’ll also share stories about consumers whose health, recovery and growth were made possible through their connection with Wheeler. Check back soon for more information, or share your own stories or ideas below!
Mark your calendar for September 29, 2018,
and check back soon for more information!
Celebrating Catalysts Who Make Health, Recovery and Growth Possible
We know there are thousands of people in the community who support Wheeler or work hand-in-hand with us: the small business owner who helps our students gain valuable on-the-job training; the community activist who understands that recovery is always possible; the pastor who regularly tells families how to get help; the tireless advocate for foster families. They are all catalysts—forces for change and good—and our families, towns, state and nation are better because of them.
Do you know someone who:
Nominate them as a Community Catalyst today!