Many of our members have experienced homelessness before finding Fountain House. Of course, having a safe place to live is essential to a person’s recovery process. Fountain House’s commitment is to support all members in finding and remaining in safe, stable and affordable long-term housing.
We operate one of the largest supported housing networks in New York State, serving over 500 members a year. Through varied levels of supported housing, the program ensures that every member has a stable living environment, whether in Fountain House residences, independent apartments or with family and friends. The Housing Program provides a sense of safety and stability, ensuring that members: remain housed; establish a safe space for recovery; develop independent living skills; increase their self-sufficiency and build a strong foundation from which they can achieve their life goals.
A pioneer in housing individuals living with mental illness, Fountain House was one of the first programs to turn a licensed facility into independent housing; introduce 24/7 reach out services to people living in its housing; and operate a HUD-funded Safe Haven Project – described by HUD as an “exemplary program” - for chronically homeless people living with mental illness.