Art Therapy has the ability to validate and transcend cultural, expressive, and physical boundaries and provide valuable coping skills to patients to decrease stress during hospitalization. Our resident art therapist facilitates the use of creative tools for self-expression with children in group settings and one-on-one sessions. The creative process helps hospitalized children, teens, and their families to cope better with stress, to work through traumatic experiences, to voice unexpressed thoughts and emotions, and to enjoy the pleasures of creativity.
The Art Therapy Program is not funded through traditional sources of hospital revenue. We depend on private philanthropy to fund the program. Our community of donors help to maintain and expand this critical program at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.
With the generous support of donors like you we are able to:
To learn more about the Art Therapy Program, please call Suzanne Yau at (415) 353-1203 or visit UCSFBenioffChildrens.org.
Online bidding will end on Monday, May 21, 2012.
Your gift is not fully tax-deductible. The fair market value for the art purchased is $40, the amount of the donation that exceeds the fair market value is tax deductible and the donor will receive a tax receipt for this amount.