Around the House

On Wednesday, June 25th nearly 50 guests celebrated the one-year anniversary of Fountain House Bronx. Basking in the glow of a warm summer evening, members proudly showed off their hard work in transforming the space into a thriving working community, complete with a backyard vegetable garden.
Karen wants what all mothers want for their children —for her son Justin to be able to take care of himself one day. While most people develop that ability before the age of 35, as Justin explains, “Progress for me is gradual.
By Kenneth J. Dudek
Mental health reform has been in the air since the tragic 2012 mass shooting in Newtown, CT. In that time, the nation has witnessed 74 more school shootings. Justified or not, these crimes continue to fuel public discourse about our present mental health system. Many of these instances, including last month’s mass killing in Isla Vista, CA, highlight one glaring inadequacy: how difficult it is for families to get help for their loved ones experiencing a mental health crisis.
By Andrea Roy
One of my favorite parts of working at Fountain House is serving on the academic scholarship committee. Three times a years, for two days at a time, I am privileged to hear first-hand accounts of the amazing things that members accomplish when their intelligence and tenacity are combined with the proper support.


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