Art & Creativity for Healing
MISSION: To support emotional healing through art & creative expression for those living with pain, grief, fear or stress.
WHAT WE DO:
Support emotional healing for children, families, individuals, and military personnel using our Art4Healing® method.
We assist adults and children suffering from the emotional impacts of illness, grief, fear or stress through individual workshops and community programs that offer expression, encouragement, clarity and insight.
Art & Creativity for Healing Inc. (ACFH) also partners with hospitals, healthcare agencies and caregivers to integrate Art4Healing® programs and provides professional development for healthcare professionals.
Art & Creativity for Healing Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, was formally incorporated in November of 2000 after operating as a volunteer effort with no paid staff in the initial year. Our programs are designed to work in conjunction with other therapeutic models including traditional talk therapy. Our methods allow participants to learn a new way of communicating through color that encourages emotional breakthroughs and further enhances the therapy process. Our curriculum contains strictly guided exercises designed to elicit emotional responses, unlike other art programs that employ a loose format of free expression.
Our programs are in great demand among non-profit agencies, hospitals and treatments centers throughout the region due to our ability to enhance their therapeutic curriculums. With support from foundations, corporate and private donors, we to provide programs/services for approximately 3,000 OrangeCounty and San Diego residents each year.