Around the House: personal experience

Christine and MattyMy name is Christine Chapman, and I’m 28 years old. I joined Fountain House in 2005. In 2008, when I was 25, I became pregnant. I was freaked out but confident. I always wanted to be a mom, but I was sooo depressed. (I later found out that I have...
Lauren Ambrose and Joan Allen explore the mother/daughter dynamic With its newly developed series of book readings and accompanying events, Fountain House is leading its Board members and councils, donors and supporters, staff and members through an artistic Renaissance. I was present at...
Dilo driving Mr. DudekThe Education Unit organized a trip to High Point Farm from July 25th to July 27th, where we spent three days learning how to drive, in addition to the normal farm work. The goal of the trip was to give members an opportunity to practice driving, using a small, easy-to-handle...
PatFountain House Double Trouble meetings are for people who are both chemically addicted and mentally ill.   My experience with Double Trouble has been very rewarding, and it has made a big difference in my life.  Everyone is welcome at a Double Trouble meeting, no matter how long...
jim-schmidt.jpgFormer Fountain House Executive Director, Jim Schmidt died on August 11, 2011. During his long career Jim touched countless lives.  This post represents a small portion of the numerous remembrances of Jim that have poured in from our community and from around the country.From...
us-capitol.jpgCyrus Daniel NapolitanoEducation Unit, Fountain House July 1976. America’s Bicentennial celebration.A young 15-year old boy, naïve and idealistic, travels to Washington D.C. to get a behind-the-scenes look at how our federal government works. The 4-day trip, part of a non...
The author speaking at the International SeminarWayne DianaHorticulture Unit and Colleague Training, Fountain House I recently returned from 10 days in Stockholm, Sweden where I attended the 16th International Clubhouse Seminar. It was great!The first 3 days were spent at the Training Base...
Melissa HollanderEducation Unit, Fountain House In 1990, Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act came into play; it professes that “no qualified individual with a disability in the United States shall be excluded from, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination...
Literary fans, take note - the summer edition of the Fountain Pen is now available!  Nineteen members contributed original poems, stories, or artwork to this issue.  Below are some excerpts for your reading pleasure. Epiphany Judy Meibach I am looking for an epiphany the...
Chaquita WilliamsEducation Unit, Fountain HouseOn April 28, staff and members from the Fountain House Education Unit attended the Bronx Community College Annual Health Fair. We were one of many organizations in attendance in the carnival-like atmosphere, offering students health information on...

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