Around the House: community

By Joe Shaffer
A newly formed running group made up of members and staff Fountain House teamed up with the Genesis Club in Worcester, Mass. for the 44th Annual Falmouth Road Race. Team Genesis of Genesis Club, a fellow training base for Clubhouse International, has...
 We’re putting the spotlight on Kinga Jedrzejczak!Kinga has a diverse background in the clubhouse community. Kinga is a social worker, and was previously a beloved staff member in our horticulture unit. She also acted as a liaison with Fountain House Gallery. Now, she’s our...
By Ann Wilkinson
Thanksgiving Day is like the Super Bowl for the Fountain House community. For weeks in advance there are repairs going on wherever needed. Painting happening everywhere and the entire house is scrubbed until it sparkles. The committee starts meeting months before Thanksgiving. Every detail, down to...
By Joe Raines
The Clubhouse International Seminar was created so that the entire worldwide community can share knowledge about how to use the clubhouse community all over the world. The welcome reception which took place on Saturday just after we arrived in Denver was filled with both a welcoming and...
By Alan Miller
The College Re-Entry program has had two successful classes since opening in September.  Each student spent at least 15 hours a week for 15 weeks participating in College Re-Entry’s core program, which is comprised of academic preparedness classes, wellness workshops and community...
College Re-Entry has been a life changing experience for me. We are a close-knit group (including staff) made of great people. I am the only Fountain House member of the group and feel completely comfortable with everyone at College Re-Entry. We start almost every day with a morning meeting to plan...
More than 200 guests gathered for Fountain House’s eighth annual Associates Fall Fête at the Racquet and Tennis Club. This event introduces and educates young professionals about our “working community” treatment model for mental illness and our mission to fight stigma.Top...
By Kenneth J. Dudek
Part of the vegetable garden at Fountain House BronxLast night I attended the one-year anniversary celebration of Fountain House Bronx, and it was a lovely affair. The atmosphere was celebratory, the speeches were inspiring, and the food was wonderful, but my favorite moment came after most of the...
Community is an essential word in the vocabulary of any group of people that is engaged in the recovery of people living with mental illness. At Fountain House we call it a working community. My task here is to define the word community, indicate how the word aptly describes the daily currency...
The Lewis Wellness Center at Fountain HouseEvery day, visitors from across the country and around the globe come to tour Fountain House, and one of the first things they often remark upon is the beauty of the surroundings. From the graceful curve of the staircase in the Classical Georgian foyer to...

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