Bring healing art to 10,000 kids in medical crisis

by Children's Healing Art Project (CHAP)
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Bring healing art to 10,000 kids in medical crisis
Bring healing art to 10,000 kids in medical crisis
Bring healing art to 10,000 kids in medical crisis
Bring healing art to 10,000 kids in medical crisis
Bring healing art to 10,000 kids in medical crisis
Bring healing art to 10,000 kids in medical crisis
Bring healing art to 10,000 kids in medical crisis
Bring healing art to 10,000 kids in medical crisis
Bring healing art to 10,000 kids in medical crisis
Bring healing art to 10,000 kids in medical crisis
Bring healing art to 10,000 kids in medical crisis
Bring healing art to 10,000 kids in medical crisis
Bring healing art to 10,000 kids in medical crisis
Bring healing art to 10,000 kids in medical crisis
Bring healing art to 10,000 kids in medical crisis
Bring healing art to 10,000 kids in medical crisis
Bring healing art to 10,000 kids in medical crisis
Bring healing art to 10,000 kids in medical crisis
Bring healing art to 10,000 kids in medical crisis
Bring healing art to 10,000 kids in medical crisis
Bring healing art to 10,000 kids in medical crisis
Bring healing art to 10,000 kids in medical crisis
Bring healing art to 10,000 kids in medical crisis
Bring healing art to 10,000 kids in medical crisis
Bring healing art to 10,000 kids in medical crisis
Bring healing art to 10,000 kids in medical crisis
Bring healing art to 10,000 kids in medical crisis
Bring healing art to 10,000 kids in medical crisis
Bring healing art to 10,000 kids in medical crisis
Bring healing art to 10,000 kids in medical crisis
Bring healing art to 10,000 kids in medical crisis

Summary

Kids with critical illnesses frequently experience pain, fear, depression and anxiety. CHAP rolls colorful art carts onto hospital floors to give over 10,000 kids & families each year the chance to step away from the stress and trauma of daily treatments & find the healing power that creating, creates. We improve patient outcomes by helping to treat the whole child. And we reach 400 outpatients through our programs. Donations will help us expand to a Neuro Peds floor & underserved communities.

$150,000
total goal
$55,147
remaining
690
donors
4
monthly donors
4
fundraisers
13
years

Challenge

Children with critical and/or chronic illnesses and those with life-altering disabilities often 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 an average of 10,000 healing art experiences annually.

Solution

CHAP's Hospital Art programs feature an ever-changing array of art supplies and projects, and teaching artists trained to assist children to tap into their emotions and communicate their feelings visually. The CHAP sessions also give kids a moment away from the sterile, scary hospital environment surrounding them with color and sparkles. Our out-patient Art Club is Free and open to any child receiving treatment for a medical or mental health challenge. Art helps heal. CHAP helps kids be kids.

Long-Term Impact

This program helps patients and family members cope; encourages compliance with treatment plans; increases self-confidence; encourages self-expression during difficult times; reduces stress, pain, isolation, and anxiety; and contributes to overall well-being. Recent research has also shown that art can reduce blood pressure and therefore improve patient outcomes. It also provides a carrying community where parents feel supported and can begin dialogue with others experiencing the same trauma.

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Organization Information

Children's Healing Art Project (CHAP)

Location: Portland, OR - USA
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Children's Healing Art Project
Portland , OR United States
$94,853 raised of $150,000 goal
 
1,325 donations
$55,147 to go
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