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  • 08 Feb 2016 1:43 PM | Molly (Mary) Kohut Kometiani (Administrator)

    In 2014, with generous funding from the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland Ministry Endowment Fund, Ursuline ArtSpace, founded by its Director Sister Kathleen Burke, OSU, Ph.D, ATR-BC, LPC-S, over a decade ago, was able to extend and enhance its services further into the community to serve vulnerable and at-risk youth and adults throughout Cleveland. One of the three organizations that this initial funding has benefited is Front Steps Housing and Services .  Front Steps Housing and Services offers safe housing and a structured environment to help women and men make the changes in their lives that lead to self-sufficiency and independence. Front Steps serves as a catalyst for social change by supporting residents as they transform their lives and by working towards an end to homelessness. 

    Since 2014, Ursuline ArtSpace Outreach Services Coordinator Gretchen Miller, MA, ATR-BC has provided a monthly art therapy group on-site to empower positive decision making, self-awareness, manage traumatic stress, and strengthen coping skills through art.  In 2015, Ursuline ArtSpace Outreach collaborated with Front Steps on a major art therapy grant awarded to the agency by The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County.  This additional funding increased group services provided by ArtSpace Outreach to every week for Front Steps clients, alumni and community organizations in Cleveland that are serving adults living with homelessness and mental health recovery.  And good news for 2016: more funding for this art therapy programming at Front Steps has been renewed by the ADAMHS Board!

    On December 17, 2015 Front Steps hosted an Art Therapy Exhibit and Open House to celebrate the group work and its participants who have been part of the art therapy program throughout this year.  It was very moving to witness such heartfelt testimonies & gratitude about the power of art therapy from participants, ADAMHS Board representatives in attendance, & Front Steps Staff (Regina Spicer, Program Director and Sherri Brandon, Executive Director pictured below).

    To learn more about Ursuline ArtSpace's Outreach sites and programming, please visithttp://www.ursulineartspace.com/Outreach.html



    Photo credit:  Katie Kern Pilch


  • 06 Dec 2015 4:40 PM | Molly (Mary) Kohut Kometiani (Administrator)
    In honor of World Aids Day Tuesday, December 1, the community of University Hospitals Case Medical Center joined to create a 100-piece art mosaic in an effort to revitalize HIV/AIDS awareness. Art therapist Stephen Macek co-organized the project. 

    Click to view the complete article: http://www.newswise.com/articles/world-aids-day-art-mosaic-raises-awareness-for-disease

  • 28 Aug 2015 9:38 PM | Molly (Mary) Kohut Kometiani (Administrator)
    Click to view the complete article (scroll down):

    http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=eb8ca3479e21269a1ea98722e&id=326dd2df07

    Article written by Maryann Sender, published in the Creative Arts Newsletter on 6/8/15

  • 22 Feb 2015 7:56 PM | Molly (Mary) Kohut Kometiani (Administrator)

    Article on the art therapy pioneer Don Jones and how through art he found his calling touching thousands of lives.

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    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/02/14/art-therapy-pioneer-found-way-to-let-the-mentally-ill-speak.html

    Article written by Eric Lyttle, published in the Columbus Dispatch on 2/14/15

  • 22 Feb 2015 7:52 PM | Molly (Mary) Kohut Kometiani (Administrator)

    Art therapy allows for stress and anxiety management for families of patients at Akron Children's Hospital.

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    http://www.ohio.com/news/local/art-therapy-draws-parents-at-akron-children-s-seeking-stress-release-1.564979

    Article written by Cheryl Powell, published in Akron Beacon Journal on 2/6/15

  • 22 Feb 2015 7:42 PM | Molly (Mary) Kohut Kometiani (Administrator)

    University Hospital cancer patient Peter Rinaldi uses art for expression, pain management, and procedural support with help from art therapist Stephen Macek. Click to view the complete article: 

    http://www.cleveland.com/tipoff/index.ssf/2015/02/university_hospitals_cancer_pa.html

    Article written by Michael K. McIntyre, published in Plain Dealer on 2/11/15

  • 24 Jan 2015 8:08 AM | Molly (Mary) Kohut Kometiani (Administrator)
    While most kids her age were outside savoring the last days of summer before school started, 10-year-old Shannon Stapleton, of Mansfield, was spending her days and nights at Akron Children’s Hospital. - See more at: http://inside.akronchildrens.org/2014/09/03/standing-tall-scoliosis-surgeries-help-straighten-severe-curvature-of-10-year-olds-spine/#sthash.3zrZEKqV.dpu
    While most kids her age were outside savoring the last days of summer before school started, 10-year-old Shannon Stapleton, of Mansfield, was spending her days and nights at Akron Children’s Hospital. - See more at: http://inside.akronchildrens.org/2014/09/03/standing-tall-scoliosis-surgeries-help-straighten-severe-curvature-of-10-year-olds-spine/#sthash.3zrZEKqV.dpuf

    While Shannon underwent scoliosis surgery at Akron Children's Hospital, she worked with art therapist Molly Kohut as a way to deal with her pain and decorate her hospital room walls.

    Click to view the complete article:

    http://inside.akronchildrens.org/2014/09/03/standing-tall-scoliosis-surgeries-help-straighten-severe-curvature-of-10-year-olds-spine/

    Article written by Laurie Schueler, published in Inside Akron Children's Hospital Blog on 9/3/14

    September 3, 2014 by - See more at: http://inside.akronchildrens.org/2014/09/03/standing-tall-scoliosis-surgeries-help-straighten-severe-curvature-of-10-year-olds-spine/#sthash.3zrZEKqV.dpuf
  • 15 Jul 2014 3:12 PM | Anonymous

    Danielle Klein, a registered art therapist is featured in this article about the work she is doing at the Fine Arts Association in Willoughby, OH.

    Ann Marie Raddell is a music therapist who has similar experiences in the classes she teaches at Fine Arts Association and in her work at Lake Health medical centers.

    Click to view the complete article: http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20140708/fine-arts-puts-focus-on-creative-therapies

    Article written by Devon Turchan, published in The News-Herald on 7/8/14

  • 14 Jul 2014 11:24 AM | Anonymous

    Registered Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor, Jen Lanza-Linn, LPC-CR, ATR, is highlighted in this news article about her work with the art therapy program at WomenSafe in Geauga County, OH.

    http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20140707/womensafe-in-geauga-county-marks-35-years-of-helping-those-affected-by-domestic-violence

    Article written by Betsy Scott and published in the News Herald on 7/3/14. 

  • 26 May 2014 3:43 PM | Anonymous

    Article written by , posted in The Columbus Dispatch  • 

    Featuring Ohio art therapist, Liz Hartz and her work at the Village Network. Village Network is among a growing number of agencies nationwide using a trauma-based therapeutic approach developed by Dr. Bruce Perry and the ChildTrauma Academy in Houston

    Click here to read the complete article: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/05/25/targeted-care.html

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