The Art Heals program has been jointly sponsored by St Paul’s and the Mental Health Chaplaincy (MHC) since 2016, and receives funding from the Karen Korn Project and the John Leonard Adams Foundation. The program brings together people suffering from homelessness and other traumas with Companions and volunteers who have been trained by MHC Chaplain, Kae Eaton, in the practices of Companionship. Prior to March 2020, our weekly meetings comprised 20-25 people (guests and Companions combined). Art supplies were provided, as was a freshly-cooked hot meal, and three hours of warm fellowship.
As we reopen, and following St. Paul’s COVID protocols, we are limiting both the number of people and the duration of the program. A hot meal will be provided to take away rather than to eat on site. The core of the program is creating community, and providing a stable and welcoming place for people who are struggling. We are eager to rebuild that community. We invite St Paul parishioners to join us: to observe, to train as Companions, and to get involved! IF you are interested, please contact Liz Adams.