This program helps critically ill, disabled and hospitalized children and family members cope and heal through hands on art projects that enhance quality of life and well-being throughout treatment.
Children with critical and/or chronic illnesses and those with life-altering disabilities experience pain, fear, depression, anxiety and isolation. They suffer from feelings of lack of control over their lives and the physical changes that often accompany critical illness, injury or disability can be devastating. The severe illness or disability of a child also takes an enormous toll on the entire family. This program will provide art support to 8,000 children and family members.
CHAP's Mobile Art Studio features an unlimited, ever-changing array of art supplies and projects, and teaching artists trained to spark imaginations to life. All activities are based on the wishes, needs, and choices of children & their families.
Program helps patients and family members cope, encourages compliance with treatment plans, increases self-confidence, encourages self-expression, reduces stress, pain, isolation and anxiety and contributes to overall well-being.
We love [CHAP] because you brought us HOPE.... Having CHAP visit with paint, crafts and happiness was the biggest thing we looked forward to. There are so many ways you helped us... - Jackie Brown, Mother of a child with cancer served by CHAP
Total Funding Received to Date: $18,270
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $61,730
Total Funding Goal: $80,000