The Artreach community is supportive and fun. The air is effervescent with laughter. Working together as equals, staff and program members create a resonant field which enables individuals to remember who they are in their healthiest form. In this positive environment, where mutual support, respect, and love are the norm, our program members and staff thrive and grow. On a regular basis, we witness individuals reconnecting with their life’s purpose and using their creativity to design their lives in meaningful ways.
Since 1985, Artreach, Inc. has supported recovery for adults who have psychiatric disorders. Our mission is to provide creative arts, alternative wellness, and recreational opportunities to our program members. These activities enhance the quality of our members’ lives. Our members develop resiliency and stress hardiness, and discover new pathways for achieving sustainable recovery. Artreach deeply believes that Creativity Heals.
Artreach’s positive impact extends far beyond the benefits that program members receive. Through local and national Second Step Players productions, we share the message that recovery happens, and that creativity heals. Since 1985, the Second Step Players have created and performed original sketch comedy about mental health issues. The Players touring performances reach audiences from all walks of life; providers of mental health services, students in nursing and psychology programs, family members, and other people who have experienced psychiatric issues.