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Art for Healing


Offering patients, families, and community members an opportunity to experience the healing benefits that may come from creative expression.

Art for Healing Volunteers

Art for Healing provides opportunities for art-making, laughter, writing, music and other creative experiences. It is our hope that each participant may become practiced in the skills of letting go, living in the moment, artful reflection, and relaxation.

The Art Cart takes the Art for Healing experience to the bedside for patients at Mercy and Memorial Hospitals. In an atmosphere where patients can feel out of control, the Art Cart offers a therapeutic and healing tool, reducing stress and loneliness and providing opportunities for self-expression.

If you would like to volunteer to help with our Art for Healing programs or create art-making activities with hospital patients, please email Donna Tirp at donna.tirp@dignityhealth.org, or call her at 661.632.5357.

Art for Healing Volunteers must be 18 years or older and be able to pass a background check.