Bring healing art to children in medical crisis

by Children's Healing Art Project (CHAP) Vetted since 2010 Site Visit Verified


This program helps critically ill, disabled and hospitalized children and family members cope and heal through hands-on art projects that enhance the quality of their hospital experience and whole family well-being throughout treatment and recovery.

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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 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 provides art support to 10,000 children and family members annually.


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.

Long-Term Impact

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Organization Information

Children's Healing Art Project (CHAP)

Location: Portland, OR - USA
Website: http:/​/​
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Children's Healing Art Project
Portland, OR United States
$78,245 raised of $150,000 goal
810 donations
$71,755 to go
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