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Butler Hospital Foundation

Butler Hospital is a Nonprofit Psychiatric Hospital Serving Southeastern New England

We welcome adolescents, adults and seniors from all walks of life by providing quality care without regard to race, gender, age or the ability to pay. Butler Hospital relies on its donors to help us meet these challenges and prepare for the future.

Our mission involves more than just treating people with psychiatric illnesses and substance use issues. We strive to educate the community to foster an understanding of people with mental health needs. We feel it is important to help reduce the stigma attached to mental illness. Our doctors conduct research in a wide range of areas including mood disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease. As a teaching hospital for psychiatry behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, we are dedicated to training tomorrow's psychiatrists, psychologists, medical students, pharmacy students, and nurses.

Contact Information:

Butler Hospital Foundation
Philanthropy Bldg 2
Butler Hospital Foundation
171 Service Avenue, Suite 310
Warwick, RI 02886
P: (401) 455-6581
F: (401) 453-7583
E: foundation@butler.org

Elizabeth Zima
Philanthropy Officer, Major Gifts
P: (401) 681-2855
E: EZima@CareNE.org

Erica Donnelly
Philanthropy Officer, Annual Giving
P: (401) 921-8510
E: ELDonnelly@CareNE.org

Your generous donation ensures that these programs, services, and research continue to improve the lives of people with mental illness, substance use, and neurodegenerative disorders

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Thank You!

The COVID-19 crisis has shone a light on the importance of health care: both the necessity of maintaining our own good health and how much we rely on the invaluable resource of our healthcare facilities. No resource has stood out so much as those on the frontline and those who support them behind the scenes – the nurses, physicians, technicians, and all those who work tirelessly to provide compassionate care for those who are ill and comfort to their loved ones.

While the pandemic has created an astounding need, the community has responded with contributions that total more than $1 million! Thank you!

There are countless examples of generosity. Donated funds supported telemedicine access for mental health and substance use disorders that are exacerbated by the stress and isolation of the pandemic. Care New England staff whose families have been struggling financially have received community support through the Employee Relief Fund. A donated iPad allowed a mom to see her newborn during their isolation due to infection concerns. Thousands of meals and tens of thousands of masks were donated to our staff, and the financial donations, large and small, came from the heart and were put to immediate use.

Thank you from the Care New England Health System, which includes Butler Hospital, the Care New England Medical Group, Integra, Kent Hospital, The Providence Center, the VNA of Care New England, and Women & Infants Hospital.

Patient Stories

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Dual Diagnosis Services Aid Recovery from Depression and Alcohol Abuse

As a young girl in 1950, Kathy Leonard suffered a spinal cord injury in a car accident that has kept her in a wheelchair most of her life. But it was not the physical injuries that she says “sowed the seeds” of her depression and eventual alcoholism, but the psychological scars caused by many years of isolation in and out of hospitals....