Fountain House is a nonprofit organization that helps people who have a mental illness. They also advocate for people who have mental illness and are trying to remove the stigma that people face who have it. Connect with Jeremy on LinkedIn
In order to support their mission one of their board members, Jeremy Goldstein, co-hosted an event to raise money for this cause. They hosted a dinner which featured fine wine paired with excellent dinners and this event was successful in its goal to raise money.
Fountain House was first established in 1944. Originally its name was “We Are Not Alone” but after they bought a building with a fountain as their headquarters they changed the name to Fountain House. They support those who have mental health issues throughout New York City, including people who are homeless.
They also have designed programs to help them recover which are based on the latest research. Additionally, they work with those in both the local and global mental health field so that they can show how their model works and how it can be implemented successfully elsewhere. Read more: Jeremy Goldstein | Ideamench and Jeremy Goldstein | Crunchbase
One of the biggest issues for people with mental illness is getting and retaining a job. A startling 85% of people who have mental illness do not have jobs in America. The people who Fountain House helps are employed 42% of the time, most often at businesses around New York City that this nonprofit has partnered with.
They also provide housing with 99% of their members having homes. The programs they have established are designed to treat their mental illness, boost confidence, develop a network of friends, acquire new skills, and complete both their educational and work-related goals.
The members of Fountain House help out others in their community in a variety of areas. These areas include education, horticulture, communications, reception, culinary, and membership.
It is through participating in these ways that the members of this organization build both self-esteem and dignity through their meaningful contributions.
Jeremy is a lawyer who started out his professional career at a big law firm in New York City. His keen legal mind led to him making partner at this firm.
Around ten years ago he saw other lawyers in the legal field leaving their big law firms to open up boutique law firms and having a lot of success at this. This gave him the confidence to leave his law firm and establish his own practice, Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates.
He helps his clients in regards to corporate governance matters and executive compensation. He has been involved in some of the biggest mergers and acquisitions over the past 10 years. Among the corporate transactions he has been involved in are Goodrich getting bought by United Technologies and Bank of America acquiring Euronext.
Learn more about Jeremy Goldstein: https://www.resumonk.com/Rf4O8IjkZGGkJ1jqlTIPqA and https://lawyers.justia.com/lawyer/jeremy-goldstein-1275422