Building lives for adults with Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders, since 1989.
The non-profit John Henry Foundation in Orange County, CA has provided long-term residential care for adults living with schizophrenia and support for their families since 1989. Residents live together in a group of bungalows on our open campus.
The John Henry Foundation was built by advocates believing in doing something truly transformational, challenging the ideas people had about mental illness. It was about taking an honest look at our own stigmas, opening our minds and making profound changes. Those living with Schizophrenia are people too, and though they struggle each day, they can live meaningful lives. We have incorporated innovative therapy techniques that allow us to study and learn to improve treatments. By integrating these treatments into the residents' daily lives, we provide a platform to help residents help themselves. That is why the University of California - Irvine sends doctors to serve their psychiatric residency with us and Phd and PsyD graduate students from area colleges vie to complete one year internships at JHF. Our non-profit status allows us to charge a lower fee than other residential programs.
We have built a program around this population that has resulted in fewer hospitalizations and relapses than in the general community. We educate communities, agencies and families. We strive for the best care and provide services outside of any typical board and care. Perhaps, most importantly, we provide a home. That's because we don't provide care for just a "patient"- we provide care for our family. Our residents strive daily to celebrate life and to revolutionize the way that people with this illness can live.
A strong Foundation is built by experienced caring people. On behalf of everyone involved, we invite you to learn about us, hear our stories and be a part of our journey by joining a place that changes lives.