Wolper Hospital Supports Art Therapy for Homeless Kids

Dovi Seldowitz | The Sydney Jewish Report | Friday, August 5, 2016

The Wolper Jewish Hospital Health Foundation has announced its support of local homeless kids. The foundation has granted funding to the Colour My Voice art therapy program at the Caretakers Cottage Youth Refuge in Bondi. The refuge helps homeless youth aged 13 to 17 who have become homeless due to domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, and family relationship breakdowns.

The program allows kids to express their feelings, emotions and everyday challenges and gives them practical strategies and develop healthy coping skills for their own healing processes, while empowering them to make life enhancing choices moving forward.

The program is expected to help 150 homeless youth this year. Both group sessions as well as individual sessions will take place, and an art exhibition is planned for later this year.

The Wolper Jewish Hospital Health Foundation was established in 2014 with the aim of funding health and wellbeing initiatives, programs and services that will deliver clear benefits to the Jewish and general community. The Caretakers Cottage Youth Refuge was established in 1977, helping homeless kids from the local community for almost 40 years.

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