We are so pleased that we could help a 16-year-old girl participate in community art classes. Although she has many emotional and psychiatric needs, in her own words, she wants to be “like every other teenager.” These community art classes have helped her feel a sense of normalcy. She has fallen in love with the art classes as they give her an outlet to express her creativity and share her work with the community. Furthermore, through the art classes, she been making great progress in her daily functioning and the classes have helped her move towards her goal of living in a less-restrictive program. Her social worker says that the art classes have been “truly a blessing” since they have also boosted her self-esteem and confidence, prompting her to find her other strengths. In turn, we at the Wonderfund feel blessed that we could be part of her incredible journey.
Janine, Social Worker