ArtReach is helping
and HOPE for children displaced after the 2010 earthquake.

ArtReach Project Haiti will work to assist teachers, parents, caregivers, and children through the use of therapeutic arts activities for the growth and development of children who have experienced the traumatic effects of natural disaster. By using DANCE, MUSIC, PAINTING, WRITING and DRAMA in culturally appropriate ways, metaphor allows for the traumatized imagination to approach the unapproachable, to address the unspeakable in image and story, and to shift one’s internal experience to allow for gradual illumination when the heart and mind are ready to process trauma, redefine it, and place it in a “safe place” of gone but not forgotten.

The work ArtReach will be doing in the community of Croix de Bouquet, Haiti is just an example who have become places for displaced victims of natural disasters.

…will you be part of this solution?

ArtReach is now raising dollars to continue programming for our workshops in Haiti. 100% of ArtReach’s integral workshops are free for the children, teachers, community leaders and parents of the children in Haiti and are only possible to provide with your support.


Small investments will yield BIG returns! Directly impact the lives of the children in Haiti through making a 100% tax-deductible donation:
– Give through our website via PayPal or Credit Card: CLICK HERE TO DONATE
– Mail a check payable to The ArtReach Foundation: 4060 Peachtree Road, D165, Atlanta, GA 30319
– OR Email Martha Henson at to discuss a year-end gift to ArtReach

Thank you! ArtReach exists because of the therapists who volunteer and the donors who donate their resources to give the children of trauma a better life.


The ArtReach Foundation was established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 1999.

Education and Healing through Imagination

Photo by Paul Hagedorn
When natural or military disaster strikes, leaving thousands of traumatized children in its wake, The ArtReach Foundation offers hope. Through a unique program using expressive arts and creative problem solving, those affected are offered the tools necessary to heal and live productive lives.

Even after the trauma occurs, some individuals will deal with grief many months, and possibly years, later. In some cases, their caregivers may also have experienced their own suffering, making it difficult for them to provide full care. At precisely the time the traumatized child may need special assistance, caregivers and social institutions may be least able to come to their aid. ArtReach is an instrucment of hope with a unique program for children. Their approach allows the expression of the individual’s deepest fears and traumatic experiences and creates the opportunity to heal.

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