On April 13th, 2022 long standing Board Member and supporter Christine M. Treu died suddenly. Chris served on the board of Art Therapy Studio for over a decade and was our acting Vice President at the time of her passing. She was best known for hosting lovely holiday parties for staff and putting together the Annual Art Loan Benefit which raised money to support the mission of Art Therapy Studio. She was a wonderful artist and had a natural talent for decorating and entertaining, making her the perfect host for our Annual Benefit. She had tremendous dedication to the mission of Art Therapy Studio and her warm smile and leadership will be dearly missed by our staff, board, client-artists, and all who knew her.

All of our Art Therapy Programs are reasonably priced to encourage individuals to seek out and receive mental health services that fit their needs, but some individuals still find cost to be a barrier to participate. To honor the life and legacy of Chris Treu’s contributions and dedication to Art Therapy Studio’s mission “to enhance the quality of life for all people through art therapy,” we have established the Christine M. Treu Scholarship Fund. This scholarship fund will directly provide financial support for client-artists with income based need to receive significantly reduced rates to participate in our Group Community Art Therapy programs and Individual Art Therapy. The Christine M. Treu Scholarship Fund will also cover the cost for fee reductions to our first responders, non-profit, and front line workers to receive art therapy at a fixed 25% reduced rate. 

To find out more about our income-based fee reductions for client-artists in need and to find out if you qualify for a reduced rate, please click here.

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