Art - More Than Just A Picture
It has been well documented for many years that art therapy can be a valuable tool of discovery in helping adults and children deal with stress.
While Helpmate does not have an “official” art therapy program, we have a very talented staff member and volunteers who have been working with children and adults in our emergency shelter on various art projects. Adults and children have created some great works of art including paper mache masks, splatter paint projects, painted flowerpots and other wonderfully creative objects. Thank you to the many community members who have donated art supplies for this project. A recent donation of Craoyla Wonder Paint will enable even the youngest artist in our shelter to express their feelings and demonstrate their “inner Picasso”.