Happy New Year from the ARTrelief Team!
Here is to embracing all the changes we have worked hard to manifest throughout this past year, and the courage to let go of what no longer serves our higher purpose!
Our proudest achievement at ARTrelief this year is to have
developed a strong team of Therapists and Therapeutic Mentors who are collaborating beautifully and strive to create an excellent quality of care.
Another proud achievement is to have developed a team that speaks 9 languages: English, French, Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, Turkish, Hebrew, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and... we are all learning American Sign Language!
We are grateful to be entrusted the role of supporting individuals and families in our community who are going through difficult times, healing, or are simply on the path of understanding their experiences better and leading better lives.
It is a blessing and an honor to have the opportunity to
accompany you all in your journeys.
This year, though fewer people attended our annual fundraiser called yARTsale, those of you who did attend were very generous and we were able to raise around $1400, almost double what we raised last year! Thank you so much for your support. Your generosity will allow our team to offer individual sessions at a sliding scale, community expressive arts programs accessible to everyone, and take good care of ourselves while we balance the dedicated work we do with the need for self-care.
A few Updates... In case you missed it, we have extended our artLAB hours: Sunday-Monday closed
Tuesday-Friday 9:30am to 5:30pm Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm Drop in anytime to manifest your creativity, relax, get respite, learn skills, work on goals, connect with others and more!
We are offering a new group for 8 to 11 year old youth called playLAB on Saturdays from 1:30 to 2:30pm.
Our Teen Studio is still on-going on Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:00pm. We currently have a couple of openings for this group. Click here for more information
Our ArtClub (11:30am), MovementLAB (10:30), and Sing-A-Long (11:30) groups are still on-going and open to all ages on Saturdays. Give us a call, email or check our web-site for more information!
Wishing everyone a year of (in random order) kindness, care, reciprocity, gratitude, generosity, friendship, forgiveness, peace, health and healing, creativity, self-discovery, laughter, love, self-care, hope, prosperity and growth!