The Fountain House was founded by six like-minded individuals that were patients at the Rockland State Hospital in Orangeburg, New York. Their goal was to support those that suffered with mental illness. Four years after it was founded, those same six individuals purchased their permanent dwelling, that came with a fountain and a garden. That is how Fountain House got its name.
Jeremy Goldstein is on the Board of Directors and has been since 2010. Goldstein, Jim Finkel, and Omar Khan hosted a wine and dine event that supports the Fountain House and awareness of mental illness. The House was founded on getting individual’s support and help that suffer with mental illness.
The event offered a delicious dinner paired with the finest of wines. Each ticket cost $3,700 and every dollar raised at the event went to the Fountain House and it’s continued support for the men and women that suffer from mental illness.
Mental illness has always been under funded and so many that are afflicted with this feel like they are completely alone. The Fountain House takes in hundreds of people annually. They teach those afflicted how to live each day and be productive in society while getting them the mental health help they need. Each of the members work in one area or another within the Fountain House. Read more: Jeremy Goldstein | Ideamench and Jeremy Goldstein | Facebook
They are taught a wide variety of things like communication, skills to gain employment outside of the Fountain House, and how to be self sufficient. More than 85% was unemployed, but with the help of Fountain House, employment has rose to 42%. Most of the members there can maintain a dwelling, employment, and retain relationships with family and friends.
Jeremy Goldstein worked at a large law firm in New York City prior to founding his company, Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates LLC. His involvement within the firm was actively handling corporate transactions through the past decade.
They’re numerous large corporations that his firm works closely with and some of those corporations are Duke Energy, Kinder, Morgan Inc., and Bank One Corporation. Jeremy Goldstein is listed as a leading executive compensation lawyer by The Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Legal 500 list.
The Fountain House is nationally praised for it’s work with individuals that they have helped over the years. The former New York Commissioner of Health, Dr. Nirav Shah and the New York City Commissioner of Veteran Affairs, Loree Sutton are two of the most recognized individuals that know the impact that the Fountain House has made and shows continued support in their works with individuals that suffer from mental illness.
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