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The Parachute Factory

Who We Are

The Parachute Factory, established January 2008, is a unique collaboration between the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health (PRCH), Community Services Network of Greater New Haven (CSN), and the Arts Council of Greater New Haven.

Our Mission

Through collaboration, exploration, and research we seek to:

  • Foster community and individual health through the arts
  • Stimulate creativity and artistic production on the grassroots level
  • Expand access to the arts for people throughout our community
  • Move the boundaries of our cultural dialogue into new and unexpected places
  • Serve as a resource to artists exploring social themes

Galley Hours

Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays 12 noon to 5 p.m.; and by appointment.

Previous Exhibits & Presentations

Parachute Goes to the Dogs
Stella Maria Baer presented her paintings in the Gallery. Reception and event held April 10th, 2012 5-7pm. The event celebrated the work of therapy dogs in our community. Find more about Stella's work at

Critical Condition
June - September 2011; Read more

See Inside
April - June 2011; Read more

The Seventh Billionth Person Project
October 2010 - February 2011; Read more

White Collar. Blue Collar. Pink Slip.
June - September 2010

Family Business
November 2008 - February 2009; Read more

2008, with "Successes of the Citizens Project: Graduates Talk about Their Lives and Their Experiences" on 10/16/08

2008, with "Routes of Recovery: What Do We Know from Lived Experience" presentation on 8/21/08

Our Partners

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For More Information

For more info about The Parachute Factory, please contact: Lucile Bruce, Becca Miller, or Kyle Pedersen.