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What do an artist, a teacher, and a local elected official have in common?


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What do an artist, a teacher, and a local elected official have in common?

We believe in art. We believe in people. We believe in change.

Hello Art Therapy Institute Community!

Question: What do an artist, a teacher, and a local elected official have in common?

Answer: They all love and support ATI! :)

We are so, so grateful to all of our supporters, and have honored your support by working incredibly hard in 2018, serving more clients than ever. Over the course of the past year, we brought art therapy services to:

  • Refugee and immigrant children and adults from over 30 countries worldwide
  • K-12 students with special needs
  • Adults with severe and persistent mental illness
  • Elders with Alzheimers and dementia
  • Children with chronic illness
  • Families experiencing homelessness
  • Veterans
  • Students in suspension programs
  • Survivors of domestic violence

Beyond our ongoing clinical services, we continue to train and supervise new therapists; host monthly community-based art shows and professional workshops; conduct ethical and culturally-congruent research; give presentations and workshops locally and internationally; and advocate for mental health reform alongside our clients. 2018 also saw the beginning of the Ilene Sperling Memorial Scholarship, where ATI will give funding to artists implementing projects based around personal and/or social healing.

In the accompanying video, you will hear the voices of various community members impacted by our agency. From clients to artists, from school teachers to social workers, from interpreters to local elected officials, these supporters have witnessed the powerful work of ATI and want to share what they've seen with all of you.

We hope you take a few moments today to watch our short video and consider a year-end, tax-deductible donation. Your financial contribution--at any amount--makes an important impact on our agency's ability to keep bringing art therapy services to all.

We honestly couldn't do this without you. Thank you for everything you do to support ATI!


The staff and board of the Art Therapy Institute

Our Supporters