New FoundMinds is making strives toward building a supported housing community. Our Vision remains strong, and our Mission is about serving the people who need us.
By providing supported living, in a safe, harmonious community, New FoundMinds will prepare homeless veterans, and people with psychiatric disabilities to use their “abilities” to live well.
By developing a well-rounded resourceful reintegration program available to support homeless veterans, and people with psychiatric disabilities in mastering the complexities of reintegration along with enriching activities, New FoundMinds will create a comprehensive prevention and intervention program that allows the American Dream to become sustainable while dissipating the stigma that has been attached to mental illness.
Collaborating with local mental health providers, New FoundMinds proposes to carry out a reintegration program with the capacity to address the needs of the clients (people with psychiatric disabilities) by raising awareness of the need for a specialized structure for successful reintegration back to their respective communities, home, and workplace.
New FoundMinds main goal in implementing a reintegration program is to reduce the stigma attached to mental illness by educating the community and erasing the old idea that mental illness is a sickness to fear, and offer a new, understandable and innovative way to instill the “living well” idea.
New FoundMinds will promote mental illness as a treatable illness and that people with psychiatric disabilities are fellow neighbors, friends, family and co-workers who would like to be sustainable and productive citizens.
New FoundMinds has two main tenets: First—to raise reintegration abilities to lead individuals with psychiatric disabilities to a healthy, productive way of life, and second—to provide education that will lead to the intervention at the onset of a mental illness to develop a more intellectual, socially adapt responsible member of our communities.
With guidance from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, New FoundMinds can achieve a successful reintegration program for male and female individuals with psychiatric disabilities that can be replicated in communities across the country and around the world.