A.G. Williams helps transform group recovery home

As part of their continuing tradition of giving back to the community, Old Grenwich-based A.G. Williams has partnered with Her Haven for a second year by donating $6,000 worth of painting services to help transform the lives of deserving women.

This year, Her Haven converted the Huntington House, a Victorian building in Bridgeport, into the Tina Klem Serenity House, named after Tina Klem, a former chief clinical officer of the Recovery Network of Programs. The Tina Klem Serenity House was dedicated at a June 28 ceremony and open house that was attended by 150 supporters and friends.

Her Haven actively partners with area talent and community resources to provide a professional-quality space that enhance lives. By overseeing the renovation of rooms and buildings such as the Huntington House to meet residents’ needs and goals, Her Haven seeks to inspire women “to live fuller, richer, more productive lives.” The Tina Klem Serenity House is a small group recovery house targeted toward women who are living with co-occurring disorders and specializing in the provision of trauma and gender-informed care.

“Tina Klem was an extraordinary human being who made significant contributions to the agency and all the lives she touched,” said Carey Dougherty, Her Haven founder and executive director. “We are able to fulfill our mission only with the support of companies like A.G. Williams Painting Company. Some very special people — Doug Kitchen of A.G. Williams, Karen Bradbury of Closet and Storage Concepts — helped us bring a little piece of peace to the women we serve.”

Among those also thanked by Ms. Dougherty were students from the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design at the University of Bridgeport, who designed the living area and six bedrooms, and selected paint and flooring for the kitchen and hallway. Involved in the project were Norah Alajmi, Katherine Clarke, Sam Finch, Claire Hong, Fenn Humphrey, Savari Smith, Talissa Traversa, and Xiao Zhao, with their instructor, Giancarlo Massaro, who worked with the students all semester long to come up with soothing and comforting designs.

Ms. Dougherty added, “We are so grateful to Doug and A.G. Williams for their generosity and professionalism, and for their amazing contribution for the second year in a row. I was thrilled that you were able to see firsthand what we were able to do with the space, and it all started with a coat of paint. We really could not do this without you.”

A.G. Williams donated painting services for the Tina Klem Serenity House, at a value of $6,000, with Benjamin Moore donating the paint through Ring’s End.

“A.G. Williams upholds a strong commitment to give back to the communities we serve,” said A.G. Williams representative Doug Kitchen. “Our philosophy is similar to that of Her Haven, to make a positive impact and difference in people’s lives.”

Dedicated to giving back to the community, A.G. Williams sponsors numerous charitable events each year, including fund-raising for ovarian and breast cancer support services, free home painting for deserving recipients and more. For details, call 203-618-0058 or visit Agwilliamspainting.com.

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