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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts Services, Human Services, Seniors, Supportive Housing for Older Adults

Mission: To deliver art activities to seniors and disabled adults. Our goals are to foster self-esteem, build friendships and revive the spirit through group art activities.

Results: We have an exhibit of our participants art in the summer of each year. This year our seniors are working towards an exhibit for the Texas capitol (May, 2011).

Target demographics: seniors and disabled adults who reside in nursing homes and those who attend senior activity centers and/or receive a free lunch from the City of Austin/Meals on Wheels (low-income areas of the city)

Direct beneficiaries per year: 400

Geographic areas served: Austin, Texas

Programs: art activities for seniors & disabled adults includes art exhibits and tours of local museums

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

12

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Mobile Art Program works with the residents at the nursing home my mother lives in. She has really enjoyed working with the instructors ad has made new friends at the home.

10

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have attended two of the exhibits featuring works by the Mobile Art Program. It is great to see the variety of images created by the participants. They express their personalities in the bright,colorful paintings. You can tell that they enjoy painting!

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a professor, I have had students who interned with the Mobile Arts Program. All had a terrific experience! Theresa has created a program that not only brings purpose and joy to older participants but also gives volunteers a chance to experience a truly inspirational organization.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

seen it grow since she began work part time with my office so she could focus on her non profit full time!

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have personally seen the pride and enthusiam the elders with whom Theresa works with show. They are so proud of the artwork they produce. The art related field trips that Theresa takes the elders on to are invaluable to opening their world to new experiences. Theresa is a godsend to many who have little contact with anyone else in their lives. She is a huge ray of sunshine for this population and all who know her. With her patient guidance, Theresa shows people that you can can produce a piece of artwork and have skills that they did not know they possessed.