The Fountain House community mourns the passing of Henry van Ameringen - fearless friend, leader and advocate for people living with mental illness. Henry dedicated more than half a century of leadership to Fountain House as a member of our Board of Directors and devoted his life to supporting HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ rights, and mental health issues.
Henry and his family were foundational in the early years of Fountain House. Today The van Ameringen Foundation continues to support the advancement of Fountain House’s work in education, employment and expansion of the model.
Henry was well-known around Fountain House for being a colorful and relentlessly optimistic leader with a big heart. Fountain House is proud to continue his legacy and his deep-seated passion to fight for social justice which inspired so many.