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rebuilding lives

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BENEFITING: Fountain House, Inc.

Jonathan Flaum

THE STORY:

Fountain House is a world renowned psychiatric rehabilitation organization who for over 60 years we have rebuilt lives shattered by mental and emotional disorders we give dignity and hope to our members we have had people who have never been able to work to achieve gainful employment We work with our members based not on the disease but the inner strength of our members who volunteer in units the culinary education and wellness as well as research and communications by volunteering they regain their dignity and self worth as well as gaining employable skills. No member is ever hopeless evan when relapses occur we are there to support them at all times including visiting them while hospitalized and supplying intensive care housing We seek to remove the shame surrounding mental illness and have no shame involved as there is no shame in cancer or any other illness. mental illness is not a moral failure but a illness like other illnesses. Through experience and research we seek to give the best results that last life long We are partners to clinical psychiatry You may think in terms of a man smashing a leg in an accident The surgeon repairs the damage the Physical therapist teaches the client to walk again we are the PT of the mental health system Give a man a fish he eats once teach him to fish He will always eat we teach how to fish as well as providing fish. when you save one life you have saved a world

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