“I saw something different here. The people were hospitable. There was so much to do. In other programs all you did was group, group, group. You sat around all day talking about your problems. Fountain House helped me accomplish real things, like getting a job and being a productive member of society.”
We are pleased to share the first of, what we hope will be, many blog contributions submitted by the Fountain House community. Thank you Karen! If you are interested in blogging on our website, please contact Elizabeth Lion at email@example.com
“I’ve spent a lot of my life searching for a place where I feel safe. Fountain House is that place.”
By Karen Pratt
On December 6th, Jeff Aron and Karen Pratt participated in The Kennedy Forum’s Corporate Leadership breakfast: “Leadership for Change,” held in Chicago.
By Elizabeth Lion
When Lawrence Benenson gives - which he does frequently and generously - it is with his heart, but also with his mind.
Longtime Fountain House member Alice Chernick received the Richard Kussmaul Community Appreciation Award from the NYPD Midtown North Precinct Community Council for her hard work advocating for people with mental illness. We're proud to have you, Alice!
In response to the recent shooting of Fountain House Member Deborah Danner, we hosted the Deputy Chief Terri Tobin for a conversation around ways to improve communications between NYPD and people living with serious mental illness.
Thanksgiving is the most important holiday for the clubhouse. Each year, both members and staff come together to make sure that the Thanksgiving dinner is the best yet.
By Maria Bronkema
You may know him as tutor or as a Fountain House in-house teacher, but before that, Paul Tobia was a licensed teacher in grammar schools. Read more!