Jeremy Goldstein lawyer, one of the board members of Fountain House, a mental illness charitable organization, has organized a fantastic wine dinner on May 21, 2019, to help raise funds for the organization. The event is going to be hosted at the Nomad Hotel Roofdeck and is scheduled to start at around 6 p.m to about 10 p.m. The wine dinner is dubbed Mental Illness: You Are Not ” A Rhone,” and has been organized in honor of Jim Finkel. The tickets for the dinner are going for $5000, and those that will attend will have an opportunity to sample classy wines from E.Guigal and an incredibly sumptuous meal.
Fountain House was founded way back in 1944 by a group of people who were victims of mental illness. The survivors decided to join hands and form a support group that will help fight mental illness and the stigma associated with it. The support group they formed was initially called We Are Not Alone. Mental illness has become an issue of concern in the modern day world, and the number of people that have been affected by it either directly or indirectly continues to rise.
The group in 1948 successfully purchased a building in the City of New York. The building had a beautiful fountain in the garden, and that is where the name Fountain House originated from. Fountain House for the time that it has been in operation besides taking care of people with mental illness, has helped provide affordable housing and employment opportunities to people with mental illness. Mental illness is a serious global issue that affects the lives of millions of people. WHO has estimated that about 25% of the world population will be affected by mental illness at some point in their lives.
Fountain House, since its establishment, has been at the forefront in advocating for better healthy and constructive lives for people living within mental illness. The organization has organized sensitizations programs as well as education and community projects that have transformed the lives of many people living with mental illness not only in the city of New York but beyond. From statistics, Fountain House has performed beyond expectation. The organization has helped 42% of people living with mental illness gain meaningful employment, and 77% of people in their program have completed their education. Also, the number of people seeking hospitalization due to mental illness has reduced drastically, and the Medicaid costs have decreased by 21%.
Jeremy Goldstein lawyer is one of the patrons of the Fountain House Foundation and serves as a member of the Board of Directors a role he assumed in 2010. Goldstein, a lawyer by profession, holds a J.D degree from the prestigious New York University. Jeremy Goldstein currently operates his law firm known as Jeremy L. Goldstein and Associates LLC.
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