A fountainhouse is a work collective for people who have or have had a mental illness.
Fountainhouse Harstad offers vocational rehabilitation with a sense of community and togetherness.
Volunteerism is key in what we do here.
Here you can get help and support on your journey towards paid employment, higher education, meetings and relationships with public offices and social services and other challenges you meet on your path to recovery.
We value friendships and building relationships through working together.
All the work on and in the house is voluntary, and you chose what unit you would like to work with on any given day.
There are three work units on the house. The office unit, the kitchen unit and the operations unit.
Our vision is that people with a history of mental illness should be given an opportunity to use their skills and abilities and achieve equality and a sense of self-worth in their community.
We are a non-profit organization that are not affiliated with religion or a political ideology