Central Louisiana Arts And Healthcare, Inc.

Rating: 4.89 stars   9 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Education, Health, Breast Cancer

Location: PO Box 12802 Alexandria LA 71315 USA

Mission: We provide innovative arts experiences in healthcare settings to promote healing for patients, respite for family members and stress relief for medical personnel.
Results: Currently offer programming at two major hospitals; an orthopedic clinic and an adult daycare
Target demographics: Anyone in a hospital or healthcare facility where we offer services whether a patient, a caregiver or a visitor
Direct beneficiaries per year: thousands
Geographic areas served: Central Louisiana
Programs: Rotating art galleries; art carts with creative art projects; LobbyArts (live performances); Annual Doctors' Day Follies and Art Exhibit; Medical Humor Gala; Breast Cancer Awareness event; Alzheimer's Awareness Event; Arts Ala Carte (bringing performance into hospital rooms via live performance videos); Legacy Project (arts for seniors); Arts in the Cancer Center
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EIN 61-1509687
318-769-7602
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Rating: 5 stars  

Central LA Arts and Healthcare has been an integral part of reaching out to the cancer patients at Cabrini Cancer Center. Every activity is important and appreciated. The patients look forward to either participating in a painting project or listening to music. The organization has brought "the arts" our patients would not normally have an opportunity to enjoy. The volunteers are talented. They have definitely made an impact concerning "awareness" to the field of combining the arts with the healthcare community and the people seeking medical attention.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The annual Doctor's Day Follies and Art Exhibit provides an opportunity for healthcare personnel to use the "arts", not only for patients, but for ourselves. It provides an opportunity to express ourselves other than in a clinical setting, but with a common goal... using our talents for "healing". Healing others and ourselves.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have more volunteers. Have more funds available in order to continue projects and have new ones.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

As we sat in a hospital room waiting for our loved one to die, we experienced harp playing and singing from musicians with Central LA Arts & Healthcare. He was in pain and it was time to let go. Their compassionate manner and appropriate music helped us say goodbye and feel comfort at this very difficult time.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the work they do with palliative care and hospice

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

supply enough musicians to offer this service to everyone who loses a loved one.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the comfort they gave my family

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

compassionate and caring and very talented

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

continue to do miracles in more and more locations

Ways to make it better...

it was perfect

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

finding funding and trained artists to continue the work

One thing I'd also say is that...

every hospital should offer these services to their patients and staff

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-5-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

During chemotherapy and radiation treatments, it was a really calming factor to be able to select music I enjoyed and listen to this during the long sessions. Certainly it took my mind off or ME and put it where it should be...enjoying life. Also the art exhibits provided in the waiting room made the time before treatments go by quicker with interesting and soothing art to enjoy instead of sitting there dreading what was ahead. Since then I have had several friends who have told me of the organization helping them through the dying days of a loved on by providing music for their relative that soothed both the patient and the family. Others have told me of coma patients who have been calmed and even had positive response to activities provided by CLAAH. The volunteers do everything possible to provide what is needed for the soul to heal. Since then I have tried to help and volunteer when called on to assist the organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my own cancer treatment.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The people working with it are so positive.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

always interested and eager to be involved.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

work real miracles. They have so many terrific ideas and are only limited by the funds available. It is amazing how dedicated the volunteers are.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

 
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