Articles

Transformational Places

Introduction A positive transformational place for adults is an intentionally created community, agency or program designed to improve the quality of life and level of functioning for its membership. To...

Leadership in a Working Community: A Lecture Series

Social Practitioners, particularly those who aspire to leadership and a career in the world of intentionally created working communities need to understand the historical and theoretical basis of the model....

The Fountain House Strength Based Treatment Approach

“Interventions in addition to, and at time instead of the amelioration of their weaknesses and deficiencies are secure in the belief that strengthening the strengths will weaken the weakness” by...

The Evaluation of the Fountain House Treatment Model

From 1948 until the recent unavailing of “The Working Community”as the new descriptive name for the Fountain House treatment program, Fountain House has been known as a day program, a...

The Unique Fountain House Transitional Employment Program

Introduction Fountain House is a Psychiatric Rehabilitation facility that utilizes an intentionally created community as its treatment modality. (See Fountain House: Creating Community in Mental Health Practice, published by Columbia...

A Working Community for Single Retired Adults

Introduction Based on many studies, agencies, educational institutions and healthcare organizations, lack a clear understanding of the role, relevance and future impact of senior centers in America. Also the general...

The Need To Belong

According to A. Maslow satisfying the need to belong is a prerequisite to developing self esteem and confidence, which in turn is a prerequisite for self actualization. Self esteem, confidence...

A Case Study in Academic Exclusion

The FH program of treatment for people with serious mental illness has been helping people and influencing program development for over 60 years. The community model developed at Fountain House...

An Intentionally Created Community In Early Childhood Education

Freud and others have focused on the early experiences of children ages I-5 as the influential foundation of all later emotional development.Children come to kindergarten having the advantages or disadvantages...

A Treatment for A-Motivation the Core Negative Symptom of Serious Mental Illness

Introduction Fountain House, a much replicated intentionally created Working Community and the winner of the 2014 Hilton prize, serves seriously mentally ill adults who live in and around New York...