Around the House: housing

In my early 20s, I was a performer living in Manhattan. But when I began to hear voices, I was hospitalized and diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.On my own, my mental illness led to drug and alcohol addiction and homelessness. For decades, I spent time in hospitals, shelters, and on the streets...
One of the most common refrains this time of year, no matter your observance, is “There’s no place like home for the holidays.”Sadly, thousands of people living with serious mental illness don’t have a home to go to. They are living on the street, completely isolated from...
Eileen at home in a Fountian House supportive apartmentBeth StubenbordDirector of Housing, Fountain House According to the Coalition for the Homeless, the most recent count of homeless men and women in the city reveals that there are 113,553 individuals living in shelters. This number is the...

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