May 11, 2023

Liberty Bank Foundation Grants $50,000 to Middlesex Health’s Campaign for a Brighter Future

Liberty Bank teammates at the Middlesex Health Crescent Center

David W. Glidden, President & CEO of Liberty Bank, recently announced that a $50,000 grant was approved by Liberty Bank Foundation to benefit Middlesex Health’s Campaign for a Brighter Future. The funds are directed to The Crescent Center for Mental Health Services, Middlesex Health’s new location for outpatient mental health services, in support of its new home located at 1 Macdonough Place in Middletown. The building renovation was completed in January and The Crescent Center’s new facility is officially open to the public, accepting new and existing patients.

“Liberty Bank is dedicated to fulfilling our brand promise – to Be Community Kind – by continuing the great work of our Foundation, partnering with local organizations whose missions align with ours, and making mental health a priority,” said David Glidden, Liberty Bank President and CEO, and Liberty Bank Foundation President. “By deepening our longtime partnership with Middlesex Health and supporting The Crescent Center in our home city, we remain committed to making a difference for generations to come, building a stronger community, and ensuring our neighbors have the tools they need when facing mental health challenges head on.”

As part of the grant to Middlesex Health, The Crescent Center’s new adult waiting room is named after Liberty Bank Foundation.

Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness, and individuals and families struggle to find care and support. Providing both inpatient and outpatient mental health services, Middlesex Health helps nearly 10,000 people of all ages each year. These services help individuals address challenges related to mental and emotional health, substance abuse and recovery, identity, and more.

“Liberty Bank is a true community partner,” says Vincent G. Capece, Jr., Middlesex Health President and CEO. “Liberty Bank's generosity has helped us improve access to mental health services for both children and adults, and we are very grateful. Together, we are making a difference for our community.”

Through the generosity of funders like the Liberty Bank Foundation, The Crescent Center allows for all of Middlesex’s outpatient mental health program sites in Middletown to be located in a single, larger location, and it also allows space for Middlesex to expand its outpatient mental health services to close gaps in care that are particularly acute, including services for women with postpartum depression and young adults ages 18 through 26. Recently, additional support for Middlesex Health's new Crescent Center for Mental Health Services was provided by funding from the City of Middletown and the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority, among others.

About Liberty Bank

Established in 1825, Liberty Bank is one of the oldest and largest mutual banks in the country. With more than $7.4 billion in assets, Liberty has 56 banking offices across Connecticut and one in Massachusetts. As a full-service financial institution, Liberty offers consumer and commercial banking, cash management, home mortgages, business loans, insurance and investment services. Named ‘Top Workplace’ by the Hartford Courant every year since 2012 and designated a 2021 and 2022 Best-In-State Bank in Connecticut by Forbes Magazine, Liberty maintains a longstanding commitment to superior personal service and unparalleled community involvementLiberty Bank. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

About the Liberty Bank Foundation

Since its inception in 1997, the Liberty Bank Foundation has awarded over $16 million in grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Liberty Bank’s market area. The Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life for people of low or moderate income by investing principally in three areas:  education for economic success; affordable housing; and nonprofit capacity building.