Founder of RFS(I)
Ms. Elly Jansen,
OBE, (Order of the British Empire),
has pioneered the creation and development of therapeutic communities.
Between 1959 and 1986, she endeavoured to widen the scope of her work in response to developmental needs by means of the following:
- The Richmond Fellowship College which provide a large variety of courses in Human Relations (1967).
- Richmond Fellowship International which raised funds and awareness of need for developing countries(1981).
- The Fellowship Charitable Foundation for longer – term care (1983) later to become Community Housing and Therapy.
- The Richmond Fellowship Workshops which were successfully established in several locations.
After serving Richmond Fellowship for 32 years Ms. Elly Jansen resigned from her position as CEO of the Richmond Fellowship in 1991.
She later founded Richmond Psycho-social Foundation International (RPFI) in 2006 and continued to serve as a Board Coordinator.