Hospice of the Western Reserve in Cleveland, OH has recently been awarded a Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Project Support grant of $11,274. This grant funding will support the Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Bereavement Center’s Healing Arts and Fabric & Feelings programs offered in Cuyahoga County throughout 2011. Like all bereavement center programs, Healing Arts workshops and Fabric & Feelings groups are offered to any member of the community who has experienced a loss due to death.
The act of using art to fulfill a basic human need can be powerful and transformative, and the experience can benefit both the individual and the community. Art therapy programs foster a sense of community and offer the bereaved an opportunity to identify and express feelings of grief, develop coping strategies and remember and honor their deceased loved one. Creating art can foster a renewed sense of confidence and purpose, and our bereavement programs help to make the arts accessible to a broad segment of the population.
Landscapes of the heart
The bereavement center of Hospice of the Western Reserve is proud to be among the 130 local non-profit organizations selected for Cuyahoga Arts & Culture funding in 2011.
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