Creative Heartwork, Inc.® utilizes the power of the arts to heal children and increase their capacities for wellness and future independence.
The mission of Creative Heartwork, Inc.® is to improve the lives of children experiencing the often painful challenges of serious illness, disability, separation, poverty, abuse or neglect by providing healing programs utilizing the visual arts, music, dance and theater, media and culinary arts or other creative opportunities to provide the opportunity for children to reframe their experiences, channel their emotions, enhance resiliency, experience pride in their healthy adjustment to circumstances beyond their control. Creative Heartwork, Inc. will accomplish this in an environment that will foster a sense of childhood joy, creativity, and exuberance. The organization also serves to foster and promote greater public awareness of the healing benefits of the arts and their ability to mitigate the risk factors facing many children and adolescents.
The vision of Creative Heartwork, Inc. is to provide an exemplary model to help children and adolescents reframe painful life experiences and losses and to increase the capacities and independence of children and adolescents with disabilities through the healing power of the visual, performing, literary and culinary arts.