“They need you for everything, it’s like having your own house but with others who share the same experience. It doesn’t just help you to connect socially or in the workforce, it helps with your mood and teaches you to look at the good and the healthy aspects of yourself. Why? Because when you go to certain places, people can sometimes make you feel like you are not capable and they may focus on what you cannot do. So, you tend to withdraw and withhold all of the good you possess. Casa del Parana opens you up so you can show all of the good and positive you possess.” – Leandro Gamboa, Member of the Casa del Parana Clubhouse
Fountain House is dedicated to the recovery of men and women with mental illness by providing opportunities for our members to live, work, and learn, while contributing their talents through a community of mutual support. Its award-winning programs provide opportunities for its members to belong to a vibrant community focused on work, wellness and social connections.
Fountain House’s engaged staff and members, working side-by-side, create housing, employment, education and health and wellness initiatives that renew people’s lives and reconnect them with mainstream society. Fountain House closely partners with Clubhouses like Casa del Parana around the world.
Join us for Healthier Longer Lives, an international conference showcasing best-practices and innovations that improve and extend the lives of people with serious mental illness. Fountain House, in partnership with World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Global Mental Health at Columbia University Medical Center, Grand Challenges Canada and citiesRISE, will host an international conference, Healthier Longer Lives for people with serious mental illness. The conference will be technically supported by WHO. Learn more at: www.healthierlongerlives.org