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Jun 13

Video: Veteran Mental Health Art Program Under Threat

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VANCOUVER SUN JUNE 9, 2014
 
9919500A look at Arts Studios a Vancouver Coastal Health community health unit in Vancouver that provide beginner and intermediate classes to people with a mental health diagnosis, the program’s objective is to encourage growth and recovery through participation in art. The Art Studios lost funding from Vancouver Coastal Health last summer, after 20 years in operation. The health authority transferred its $357,000 funding to other areas it rates as higher priorities.  Private donors have given the Art Studios enough money to keep it running until 2016. For more information/how to help call the Art Studios at 604-871-9788 or visit its Facebook page www.facebook.com/TheArtStudios Tax-deductible donations can be made to the VGH-UBC Hospital Foundation at 604-875-4676.

A look at Arts Studios a Vancouver Coastal Health community health unit in Vancouver that provide beginner and intermediate classes to people with a mental health diagnosis, the program’s objective is to encourage growth and recovery through participation in art. The Art Studios lost funding from Vancouver Coastal Health last summer, after 20 years in operation. The health authority transferred its $357,000 funding to other areas it rates as higher priorities.  Private donors have given the Art Studios enough money to keep it running until 2016.

For more information/how to help call the Art Studios at 604-871-9788 or visit its Facebook page www.facebook.com/TheArtStudiosTax-deductible donations can be made to the VGH-UBC Hospital Foundation at 604-875-4676.