Jeremy Goldstein is a New York City attorney who has been a leader at Fountain House for many years. This is an organization which helps people recover from mental illness. Along with two others he recently hosted a night of great food and fine wine in order to raise money for this nonprofit. Learn more about Jeremy Goldstein: https://www.slideshare.net/JeremyGoldstein14/22nd-annual-naspp-presentation-2014 and https://twitter.com/jeremy_gold1
Fountain House was started by a group of six individuals who came together at New York’s Rockland State Hospital in 1944. Four years later they bought a building where they could meet and help others, calling the building and the organization Fountain House because the building had a garden with a fountain in it. Read more: Jeremy Goldstein | Slideshare and Jeremy Goldstein | Crunchbase
Fountain House now helps people around the world who are struggling with their mental health. They have created programs throughout New York and have also invested in research designed to help people recover from mental illness. They also partner with other organizations around the world and show how their model can be applied in other cities. Additionally, they advocate for those who have mental illness so that negative perceptions about them are changed for the better. Connect with Jeremy on LinkedIn
Jeremy Goldstein is on this nonprofit’s board of directors. He says that Fountain House helps people with mental health issues find a higher standard of living while being helped.
85% of those who have mental illness in the United States are unemployed and as part of their services Fountain House helps them find employers. 42% of the people in their employment program have jobs which are located at more than 40 businesses around New York City that have partnered with this nonprofit.
Beyond employment Fountain House has helped people in many other ways. 77% have completed their education, for instance, while just 32% of people with mental illness without their help have done the same. They also help the people they serve find housing with 99% of them now living in homes.
10 years ago Jeremy left behind the prestigious law firm he had been working for so that he could found his own law firm. He is a partner at Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates. He provides his legal advice to compensation committees, CEOs, and management teams who are hammering out executive compensation packages. His legal advice is usually sought during sensitive times such as when a merger and acquisition event is unfolding.
Jeremy Goldstein says that he helps executives make decisions about their careers that have wide ramifications for them and their families. His clients often wonder whether they should take on a new executive position and how it will affect their careers, families, and personal lives. He says his job takes a lot of dedication, requires a good bedside manner, and takes up a lot of his time.