Seventy-five percent of psychiatric illnesses manifest by the age of 24, just when youth are beginning to chart their educational and career paths. It is important to reach these young adults before they become isolated or lost within the complex and fragmented mental health system.
The Young Adult Program at Fountain House is designed to specifically reach young men and women ages 18 – 30 and provide them with a community of people who recognize their unique challenges while providing the support and expertise to help them pursue their dreams.
Young adults give presentations about mental illness and the Fountain House model at non-profits, community centers and schools throughout New York City. Recreational activities are planned including visits to galleries, broadway shows, and sports events.