A working community is at the heart of our model. By working together, members regain confidence, make friends, learn new skills, and make progress towards achieving their employment and educational goals. This opportunity to be a part of a successful working community is restorative and builds dignity and self-esteem.
Members work in one of seven areas within Fountain House including communications, culinary, education, horticulture, reception and membership, research, and wellness. Each area serves a unique purpose and is essential to running the house.
The Fountain House model has been replicated in more than 300 locations in 30 countries and 32 states and currently serves more than 100,000 people with mental illness worldwide. As originators of this approach, we provide leadership by constantly advancing the practice and by leading the conversation around mental health recovery.