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Additional race information can be found at http://www.fountainhouse.org/events/fountain-house-one-four-5k-2018.
Online registration for this event is now closed. There will be walk-up registration available onsite. See you there!
This exciting run/walk raises vital funds to support Fountain House’s innovative Wellness Program that works to reverse the negative health trends that people with mental illness face every day. Our 5K attracts over 500 Fountain House community members, supporters, friends and mental health advocates. Join us as we celebrate our wellness efforts, challenge mental health stigma, and raise public awareness about the prevalence of mental illness.
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By participating or fundraising for our run or walk on April 7, 2018, you will be making an impact on the lives of people with mental illness in terms of employment, health care, education, and preventing homelessness. Join us and register today!
Fountain House’s award-winning programs provide opportunities for its members to belong to a vibrant community focused on work, wellness, and social connections. Its 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.
Our outcomes are remarkable:
In the US, 85% of people living with mental illness are unemployed. Through Fountain House’s Employment program, members have achieved an employment rate of 65%. Our members earn more than $2 million annually at over 40 companies throughout New York City.
People living with mental illness are re-hospitalized at a rate of 50%. The re-hospitalization rate for Fountain House members is 7%. Lower hospitalization rates leads to a 20% reduction in the use of high-cost services such as impatient care and emergency room treatments.
Fountain House members complete school at a rate of 77%, compared to 32% for the general population of people living with mental illness.
Of the nearly 57,000 homeless people in NYC, it’s estimated that 40% live with a major mental illness. Ninety-nine percent of Fountain House members are housed, many with our assistance.
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