our mission

Our Mission

Established in December, 2013, the Frank Ridge Memorial Foundation is dedicated to living well with mental health conditions through awareness and understanding. The Foundation strives to accomplish this mission each year by:

  • Delivering individual learning seminars and 4 to 5-part seminar series entitled CONNECTING DOTS.  Through film, open conversation and supportive take-home materials, our seminars explore the complex world of mental health diagnoses.  As a NY State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners approved provider of continuing education credits (for social workers, mental health counselors, marriage & family therapists and psychoanalysts), we keep our costs low in an effort to offer high quality learning seminars at affordable prices.
  • Offering meaningful part-time employment opportunities for individuals managing mental health issues.
  • Providing opportunities for people with disabilities and mental health concerns to share and sell their art (e.g. photography, painting, drawing, music, film).
  • Maintaining our up-to-date, user-friendly, resource-rich website which includes: recommendations for literature and films that compassionately portray mental health conditions; recommendations for accurate, up-to-date web sites; and reliable hotline numbers for those at risk of suicide.

The Frank Ridge Memorial Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public corporation.  We rely on your support to continue our work.  Our events and seminars are catered by Fountain House. Alcohol will never be served at our events: we are proud to provide a safe and comfortable setting for individuals in recovery.