From the heART

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From the heART

Purpose

To provide specialty programs to meet the needs of children and families in the shelter setting and for those who are part of military families. From the HeART allows Art Expression to create a program or workshop based on the special needs of families experiencing homelessness or military families.

Homeless Children’s Education Fund (HCEF) Program

Art Expression has partnered with HCEF to create programs which focus on strengthening their mission to embrace a holistic approach to crisis resolution and treatment by addressing the needs of the total family and providing vital services where the family can find support guidance and redirection to make them contributing members of the community again. These programs are facilitated in the shelters as well as in conjunction with other local partners such as the Toonseum.

Operation Military Kids (OMK) Program

Through Congressman Tim Murphy, Art Expression, Inc. has partnered with OMK to provide specialty events and workshops which support the needs of military children and their families in the Pittsburgh area. These workshops are either stand-alone or conducted in conjunction with another OMK event such as Family Camp Weekend. It incorporates themes focused on support, empathy, and resiliency within Art Expression Inc.’s core curriculum.