Around the House: program

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 Sidney Baer Center model of treatment is a showcase for what only recently in the United States is recognized as best practice for persons with serious mental illness (SMI). The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, written to reduce the costs of care while optimizing the...
I have been in Weight Wise, which meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3 pm, for four weeks. I decided to go to Weight Wise to try to lose some weight. I have tried to lose weight many times using different programs and crash diets. None of it worked.I think Weight Wise is different in that it...
Chef Ellery Bordon teaching the Wellness cooking class.Just to place you all in the know, the Wellness cooking class has been chopping, cutting, and mixing up a storm. So far, we’ve had two wonderfully talented chefs - each with different instructing techniques on everything from...
The group discusses the connection between mental health and dental health.On October 25th, the Wellness Unit hosted their first in a series of monthly lunchtime lectures. A team from the Ryan/Chelsea-Clinton Health Center led a great discussion about dental health with a group of about 15...
the rainbow flagDeborah Standard and Mike Brown Culinary Unit, Fountain HouseFor the past year, Fountain Rainbow, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) group at Fountain House, has been very active. Weekly attendance has grown from 3 – 4 members, in October 2010, to its current...
Nancy YoungEmployment Unit, Fountain HouseRecently, interested parties from around Fountain House went on a half-day retreat to focus on employment - where we are now and what we can do better. Yesterday, I wrote about how to put the “support” in Supported Employment. Today, I...
Nancy YoungEmployment Unit, Fountain House Supported Employment is paid competitive work in an integrated setting with ongoing support for individuals with disabilities. In the late 1950s Fountain House developed a very specific kind of Supported Employment called Transitional Employment (TE...
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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