welcome to FOUNTain house + body
visit us at 105 thompson street in soho, nyc.
Fountain House traces its roots to the late 1940s at Rockland State Hospital in Orangeburg, New York. Six patients formed a group that met in a hospital “club room” where they shared their stories, read, painted and participated in social functions. Over 80 years later, Fountain House remains 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.
Fountain House + Body was opened in 2019 as the newest initiative of Fountain House’s world class employment program, via its Social Enterprise Project. Responding to the needs and desires of our membership, workers and members collaborated on a concept for a group placement: where members reentering the working world could work exclusively with friends and social workers from the program in a beautiful, exciting environment, doing creative, hands-on work.
Opened in 2019, Fountain House + Body is a social enterprise by Fountain House with a triple bottom line:
1. to provide meaningful paid work opportunities to people with serious mental illness
2. to produce and sell environmentally sustainable, low-waste products
3. to generate a profit to sustain and enhance our employment program
Shop our handmade products online or in store
Everything we make is package free or in reusable bottles, handmade by us with biodegradable and all naturally derived ingredients.