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St Clair Butterfly Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Alliances & Advocacy, Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Mental Health, Youth Development Programs

Mission: St. Clair Butterfly Foundation utilizes the power of therapeutic creative arts, mindfulness, and mentorship programs to help young people overcome trauma, learn healthy coping mechanisms and life skills, and unlock their potential and purpose.

Results: Since our inception in 2007, we’ve serviced over 10,000 young people. Our cutting-edge approach and specialized curricula provide children and teens a safe and productive environment to move beyond their boundaries and overcome trauma. Our programs have been incorporated in schools and universities across the country as well as into the rehabilitation efforts of numerous juvenile detention facilities. We work with community leaders and key stakeholders to fill the gaps of the district, partner with organizations, and ease community budgets so all students can have access to the therapeutic benefits of the creative arts.

Target demographics: children and teens in underpriviledged communities

Geographic areas served: the Metro-Detroit area

Programs: therapeutic creative arts and mindfulness programs

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

I’ve been following the St Clair Butterfly Foundation since it’s inception and seen the excitement in the students who are involved over the years and are so thankful for Chip and Lisa helping them to get their dreams and never give up to achieve their goals that they deserve!

jDShapiro

Advisor

Rating: 5

I am honored to be on the Advisory Board for the St. Clair Butterfly Foundation. This wonderful and incredibly worthy organization helps kids get out of bad family situations and gives them a chance at a better life. I urge you to make this non profit your reason to donate.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Butterfly foundation is life changing! The founders and employees put hard work and dedication into each project. What I truly love is the independent connection they have with others. When helping someone who has been hurt through personal experiences it is so important to be seen as an individual; to listen and understand their story...and I find this amazing.
Because of the Butterflies foundations kindess and life altering connections through fun and creative projects, I definitely will volunteer to make a difference!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great bunch of enthusiastic people...all truly focused on assisting traumatized kids and youth to find their personal value and develop a positive self-esteem so that each can move forward to becoming a productive community member. All this is done through various artistic activities...writing...yoga.. ..plantings, etc...with a personal, positive connection built with each youth! As a result, the youth develop coping skills which aid them as they navigate their lives. Wow..what a great, effective program!!

2 Wanda K.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The St. Clair Butterfly Foundation is an amazing organization that aims to help young people recover from trauma by using the healing power of the arts. I know Chip and Lisa St. Clair personally and they are two of the most compassionate and driven individuals I know. They have made it their life’s work to help children who have suffered pain and trauma during their childhood. As an individual who experienced sexual abuse at a young age, I know first hand the toll that it can take on the emotional development of a young person. I always had an affinity for writing and poetry and turning to pen and paper is what helped keep me sane when I felt like my world was falling apart. The arts have a way of allowing an individual to express themselves when the trauma is just to hard to express in words alone. I believe in the work that The Butterfly Foundation is doing and would recommend them to anyone in need of their services.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization providing important, necessary, and transformative interventions for youth in need!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

What a wonderful charity and mission to help children grow!

2 Jeeves

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The St Clair Butterfly Foundation is the bees-knees. They are incredible. Words cannot properly portray the good they are doing in this world. I believe the St Clair Butterfly Foundation truly stands out in their care and commitment to what they do, and it shows in the lives they have changed. This is a most beautiful organization and I am very honored to have met and been associated with them at all. 10/10 recommend you to get involved with them, it will be one of the best decisions you have ever made.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

St. Clair Butterfly Foundation is a model for healing lives so that young minds can learn and grow. Chip and Lisa St. Clair demonstrate, with joy and enthusiasm, teaching kids that one can rise above the actions of others so they can shine their own light upon the future that they choose.

2 canweschmoozePR

Board Member

Rating: 5

What a wonderful foundation. So happy to have the opportunity to volunteer and donate to a cause that is so needed around the world. Healing Hearts Through The Arts.

3 Brooke J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have come across this foundation many times, and the work that they do is incredible. The lives that they have changed and the children's hearts they have touched in unbelievable. Hearing some of the stories that these kids have gone through is very difficult, but to see the many transformations is indescribable. The way the children open up and let there walls down is something truly remarkable.