Around the House: funding

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...
Patrick Kennedy recently launched The Kennedy Forum to coincide with the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's signing of the Community Mental Health Act, the landmark legislation that signaled a sea change in the way people living with mental illness receive treatment. We applaud the...
The Mental Health Awareness and Improvement Act – an amendment to the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act, a sweeping initiative that is being considered in the wake of the shootings in Newtown, CT - received nearly unanimous support in the Senate yesterday. Never look a gift horse in the...
Kenneth J. DudekPresident, Fountain House Fountain House just received a large cut in funding from New York State and New York City. Across the board, the government people said that it’s not because the affected project isn’t necessary, and it’s not because the dedicated staff...
Kenneth DudekPresident, Fountain HouseAll over the country, programs like Fountain House face a serious funding crisis, as state governments dramatically slash these organizations’ budget lines. Medicaid dollars are being reduced nationally, and many community mental health programs are...
The green Door in Washigton, D.C.Kenneth J. DudekPresident, Fountain House Recently, the Green Door Clubhouse, a Fountain House model program in Washington, D.C., announced its closing. Named for the distinctive front doors of our building, the Green Door helped people living with mental...

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