Around the House: history

Jerry Dincin (1930 - 2013) worked at Fountain House from 1958 to 1964. He was the first person charged with replicating the Fountain House model, developing two programs in New Jersey before moving to Chicago to become the Executive Director of Thresholds. The Fountain House communitiy offers...
Three modern day, strength-based theories are consistent with the Fountain House working community practices, in that they state or imply a need for places where people can build their motivation, self-efficacy, self-esteem, and ultimately their natural tendency for personal fulfillment. In 1997,...
John Beard facilitating a Fountain House community meeting. In addition to the settlement house movement and milieu therapy, John Beard – the innovative social worker and former executive director who developed the Fountain House strength-based treatment approach - may have been influenced...
The strength-based approach to treatment originated in the writings of Aristotle, but its more modern development began in the 17th century. Moral treatment, as it was called, was supported by John Locke and other early Humanists. Humanism - with its emphasis on the worth and dignity of all people...
Julius LanoilWellness and Education Consultant, Fountain House The dining room at Fountain House ca. 1962Fountain House is the name of a private nonprofit organization that started over sixty years ago to help men and woman released from psychiatric hospitals readjust to community life. The...
Rockland State HospitalAshley CorbiereEducation Unit, Fountain House A 63-year old organization, Fountain House has a rich archive.  For several months, I’ve been organizing and cataloguing these old documents and photographs in a database. I want to share a letter that predates even...

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