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Nurturing from the HeART (NFTH) offers expressive arts sessions to the most vulnerable people in our community. Using the arts as our tools (music, art, reading, writing, movement, theater, etc.) each session brings joy, comfort, education, exploration of inner self, and stress reduction to the participants. . NFTH offers a Lullaby Group (infants and caregivers connect), Rhythm and Rhyme Group (toddler through preschool and caregiver connect), Empowered Mom=Empowered Family (pregnant women including teen mom's group), and more.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Friday, October 11, 2013
Nurturing from the HeART (NFTH) offers expressive arts sessions for the most vulnerable folks in our community. NFTH has partnered with several community agencies such as Caring Network (support for teen mothers). Family & Children's Services (foster care services and respite care), Parent to Parent (offering support for children with disabilities and their families), Ministry With Community (a day shelter and soup kitchen), Healthy Babies/Healthy Start (offers free exercise, education, and case management for families), Lifespan Hospice and others!
Using the arts as our tools (music, art, reading, writing, movement, theater, etc.) each session brings joy, comfort, education, exploration of inner self, and stress reduction to participants. NFTH offers a Lullaby Group (infants and parent/caregiver), Rhythm and Rhyme Group (infants through preschool and parent/caregiver), Empowered Mom=Empowered Family (pregnant women including teen mom's group), and more. We hold our sessions at agencies that we partner with.
Mothering Mentors are also available. This service provides expressive arts sessions with loving support, including birth support, during the childbearing year for women who live at the poverty level.
Here are some comments from participants:
This project helps me figure out where I am going--teen mom speaking about the Past, Present and Future art project.
Your music is better than morphine and it doesn't have negative physical side effects!--man in hospice care
Now I sing and rock my baby to sleep and she doesn't cry at nap time anymore.--mom who attends the Lullaby Group
You have taught me how to be a momma--new mom
As we all know, money is tight everywhere, and that is why I am asking for your support in funding this valuable service to the Kalamazoo community. Your tax-deductible contribution of any amount will be greatly appreciated!
Please view our FundrazR campaign below and thank you in advance for supporting Expressive Arts Therapy!
NFTH Fundrazr Campaign