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Now in our 4th year!

On December 31, 2017 the Frank Ridge Memorial Foundation, Inc. will celebrate our 4th Anniversary.  We are grateful for the incredible support we have received since our inception from our unwavering Board of Directors, all of our donors, and the individuals who attend our seminars & events each year.  We work hard to bring you enjoyable & enriching learning opportunities; support our artists living well with mental health issues by sharing and selling their art; and employing individuals living well with mental health conditions.  We update our website frequently and offer a multitude of fun-filled learning seminars every quarter.  Please visit often and spread the word!  Mental health is everyone’s business!

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We are proud to announce that the New York State Office of the Professions has approved the Frank Ridge Memorial Foundation, Inc. as an approved provider of Continuing Education credits (CEs) for NY State licensed Mental Health Counselors (#0010), Marriage & Family Therapists (#0014) & Psychoanalysts (#P-0018), effective January 1, 2017. We have been a proud provider of CEs for NY State licensed Social Workers since March, 2015 (#0096).

2017 has been a busy year. By year’s end, with your support & kindness:

  • We will have provided 31 learning seminars, including 4 CONNECTING DOTS seminar series. Over 350 mental health professionals, community members and families will have attended our classes & Symposium. More than 120 programming hours will have been presented, representing thousands of continuing education credits (CEs) earned by NY licensed Social Workers. Our participants enjoyed learning through open conversation and fabulous films. Fountain House catered all of our seminars with delicious, bounteous and healthy food.
  • We hosted our 3rd Annual Symposium: Finding the Right Mental Health Care Professional on Sunday, September 17th, 2017 in mid-town Manhattan. Guests enjoyed a lively panel conversation, asked through-provoking questions, enjoyed great free refreshments (Fountain House of course!) and bid on our silent auction items, which included Broadway memorabilia, gorgeous art and toys. To see the Playbill Program of our event press HERE.
  • Through seminar tuitions, your donations and auction sales, we are on track to BREAK EVEN for the second consecutive year.  Not bad for our Little Engine That Could.

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REGISTRATION IS OPEN for our Fall Seminars. Visit the  “Register for Events & Seminars” button for details.

STAY TUNED for news about our 2018 season.  We will be expanding our programing even further; moving our popular Super-Monday-full-day seminars to a larger space to accommodate the demand for chairs; and have a SURPRISE planned for December of 2018 in celebration of our 5th Anniversay!

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To receive regular notification of our seminars and events, request to be on our mailing list.  We are happy to keep you informed. Send email contact information to: julieridge@frmf.org

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*The Frank Ridge Memorial Foundation, Inc. is proud to be recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board’s Office of the Professions as an approved provider of Continuing Education credits (CEs) for NY licensed social workers (#0096), licensed mental health counselors (#0010), marriage & family therapists (#0014) and psychoanalysts (#P-0018).  For more information about Continuing Education credits go to the New York State Office of the Profession’s website at: www.op.nysed.gov/prof/.  Click on your profession and their Continuing Education tab for more information.

We thank you for your continued patronage.  With your support and contributions we can continue our work.  Please visit our SUPPORT US button and Donate today!