Art Reach inspired me to become a volunteer for the last 12 years and become a Board Member in the last 3 years. Their program not only teaches writing, comedy, acting, and music lessons. It also presents the truth of mental illness in a theatrical form as well as providing opportunities for members to perform at their " Coffee House". You can listen to life experiences in a comic form, be entertained by song sung by members and enjoy those who have learned to play different instruments. And all this while having a great time. Come check us out.
I have been seeking help from the mental health field for many years. I have experienced both good and bad assistance. But among the good what is a real stand-out is Artreach. They have a combination of good programs that help to bring my inner loves, my creativity with the excitement, sense of accomplishment, freedom of expression, and inner fulfillment that only the arts can bring with the right people, supportive, nurturing, educated, and talented leaders that guide you along your path. I love Artreach. I have gone from a lonely, depressed, confused state to feeling excited about my life, feeling I can do something worthwhile and contribute to my society. I feel better and have more hope and peace of mind in my life than I ever have before and I attribute that to Artreach and their wonderful programs and staff. Sounds amazing, doesn't it? Well it is. I really can't say enough about how significant they are in my life and I hope they will be around for a long time and keep expanding their programs for me and people like me. They are an unique organization and a true gift to the mentally challenged.