- ArtReach's focus is on supporting the advancement of the emotional health and wellbeing of children of trauma.
- For over 17 years ArtReach has been instrumental in bringing creative programs to organizations in need of assistance in the area of emotional health and wellbeing.
- In 2015 ArtReach began building an initiative that focuses on supporting the needs of children living here in Georgia.
CHILDREN IN GEORGIA | USA
ArtReach supports traumatized youth populations here in Atlanta in two specific areas.
- Georgia based youth refugees escaping war and natural disasters of their home countries.
- Children living in extreme poverty with increased risk to vulnerabilities relating to trauma.
Through collaborations and partnerships with organizations working in Atlanta and surrounding areas, ArtReach has increased awareness of its support locally while increasing its scope of impact. Refugee communities is an area where ArtReach can bring relief to traumatized children who have suffered displacement, as a result of war and/or natural disaster.
Children in these circumstances are traumatized by stress and violence and have little or no access to services to assist them. Statistics show that the State of Georgia represents home to thousands of refugees from Myanmar, Somalia, the Congo, Iraq, and Bhutan along with approximately forty other countries. These refugees speak more than 60 different languages and have settled in Georgia to escape war, persecution and massacres. The children and families of these communities have fled their homelands, lost their friends; immediate family members and have often witnessed horrific incidents as they relate to crimes of war. Continued work with this community will allow ArtReach to further its mission to support and serve traumatized youth of great need.
By placing its focus on local communities and serving these children in need, ArtReach is accelerating impact by supporting awareness for creative expressive arts programs locally and building relationships with Atlanta organizations working in the same field.
Thousands of children around the world are innocent victims of severe emotional trauma brought about by war and natural disaster. While most large relief organizations address the physical needs of a region during and immediately following a disaster, resources for the long-term healing of the population left behind are almost nonexistent. ArtReach is working to support a change with this. The ArtReach Foundation® is committed to supporting the healing of children’s trauma caused by war and natural disaster.
ArtReach supports the opportunity for individuals to express their emotions and help heal their wounds through the creative expressive arts of music, visual art, creative writing, movement, dance and drama.
Through collaborations and partnerships with organizations working in Atlanta and surrounding areas, ArtReach has increased awareness of its support locally while increasing its scope of impact. Refugee communities is an area where ArtReach will bring support to traumatized children who have suffered displacement, as a result of war and/or natural disaster.
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