My Nonprofit Reviews
Anna Pereira Child Life and Recreation Manager
Review for The Art of Elysium, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Shriners Hospitals for Children Los Angeles loves The Art of Elysium! This amazing organization provides weekly art experiences to our pediatric patients at no charge to our hospital. The staff and volunteers encourage all of our patients (and parents too!) to participate regardless of language or disability. They provide a fun and creative environment for our patients in different areas of our hospital 3 times a week.
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Although we have full time recreation and Child LIfe professionals within the hospital, we often experience difficulty getting the patients out of their rooms to participate in activities. When The Art of Elysium is here, I am amazed at how their presence in the hospital motivates patients to get out of bed and be creative! Our patients love working with the artists. They leave from The Art of Elysium's visits feeling confident in their abilities, regardless of their physical challenges.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
expand their services to more hospitals like ours. Although they have recently developed a program in New York, there are many more cities that need this service! Although the program's focus is about seeing the patients IN the hospital, it would be great if there wer outpatient workshops that patients could attend when they are not seeking treatment in the hospital.
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