A note from the Executive Director
As the Art Therapy Studio begins 2018, we are excited to provide services in new areas. These new programs strengthen our mission to enhance the quality of life for those with physical, cognitive, or emotional challenges through the therapeutic use of art. They will take our art therapy services into the community and offer more people the opportunity to use art for self-awareness, self-empowerment, and self-expression.
Through our partnership with Metro Health and a Victims of Crime Acts grant (VOCA), we will provide services through the YWCA of Greater Cleveland to add to its already strong programs and resources for young adults. We will be working with individuals at the YWCA’s Independence Place, where 100% of clients were homeless and in crisis prior to finding this facility and 100% have a documented disability, most frequently a mental health concern.
Through the same VOCA partnership, we will begin offering art therapy services at the LGBT Center for young adults, families, and the SAGE Senior program. Working with the director of programs, Eris Eady, the programs will be tailored to the specific needs of each group.
Other new partnerships in 2018 include Recovery Resources, where we will provide art therapy to those living with mental health concerns and in active treatment for addiction.
We are proud to be partnering with agencies who provide needed services to our community. With all of our partnerships, we strive to provide high quality therapeutic services that use art therapy interventions. We pride ourselves on our creative use of art media to address problems and concerns of those who participate.