Around the House: personal experience

Parents and kids took over the chalet at High Point Farm!Last month, Fountain House members and staff brought their children for a weekend at High Point Farm. It was great fun! There were 19 people in total (we barely fit in the chalet!), eight of them children ranging from 6 months to 12 years....
Luke and Nick pose in front of Fountain House's iconic green doors.My name is Luke Terry and I am the Executive Director of Toowoomba Clubhouse in Australia.I’ve just completed comprehensive clubhouse model training at Fountain House. This training was once again another true example of...
Bookmarks made by Fountain House members and staff are a token of our gratitude to injured veterans.From February 1st to February 15th, the United War Veterans Council (UWVC) embarked upon their 5th Annual Goodwill Valentine’s Caravan series – their effort to mobilize the public to...
Rallying for mental health at the New York State capitalSince 2009, I’ve been going to Legislative Day, sponsored by the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS), an advocacy organization that Fountain House has supported for over twenty years. I get all revved up...
I’m finishing up a supported job in the mailroom at Morgan Stanley. Even though the job wasn’t perfect, I still gained a lot from the experience. I learned things both big and small - about myself and about life in general.The first hurdle was the dress code: modified corporate, which...
Fountain House interns Eva and MariaWhen we first started our internship at Fountain House, it was all brand new to us. Looking back at it now, we can see how much we have learned during our time here and how much our understanding of both the clubhouse model and Fountain House has changed and...
Betty, the author, flashes her winning smile.The following was originally presented as a speech during a site visit by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. Often pivotal moments in life are fleeting - there is often only unconscious awareness of them. The people in life who guide and...
Davida, the author, with Jeff on the panel at Performing the World.Shakespeare said, “All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” From October 4-7, 2012, the theme of the Performing the World 2012 conference was “Can performance SAVE the world?...
The sculpture garden at the Rockland Psychiatric Center Living Museum, a project of the Recovery Center.In 2009, I was asked to transform Club 57, a locked day treatment program for both in and outpatients from Rockland Psychiatric Center (RPC), into a new program, with the doors open, and modeled...
Brittany and Alan pause for a photo-op at the NYAPRS conference.I attended the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS) Hudson Valley Conference with Dice Cooper, Brittany Herbert, Megan Kelly and Joe McWalters. The event was held at the Hudson Valley Resort - a...

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