At Prosper for Purpose, we're proud to be able to give back to our local communities. Supporting others is ingrained in our DNA and, well, mom was right — "It's better to give than to receive."

That's why we began our 12 Months of Giving campaign in 2016. It allows us to provide 12 Northeast Ohio nonprofits (one per calendar month) with:

  1. Three (3) hours of free strategic consulting on a current challenge
  2. Promotion through Prosper for Purpose's website, social media accounts and various other channels

This month we are excited to support the wonderful team at Art Therapy Studio in Cleveland.

Art Therapy Studio LogoThe Art Therapy Studio is a nonprofit organization that provides innovative therapeutic art programs in order to enhance the quality of life for those with emotional, cognitive or physical challenges. Art services have been provided to more than 50,000 people throughout Northeast Ohio since 1967, making the Art Therapy Studio the oldest creative art therapy program of its kind in the country.

To promote healing and wellness, art making services are led by credentialed art therapists. Services are available through partnerships and community studios. Contract partnerships with community organizations, such as area agencies, hospitals, employee wellness programs and professional education workshops, provide customizable and fully integrated fee-for-service programs to those in need. Community-based wellness classes, like "Discover the Artist Within You" (DTA), are provided on a quarterly basis and are open to all members of the community.

Art Therapy Studio programs have been developed around the philosophy that art making is central to the healing process. Therapists nurture safe and creative spaces for individuals to rediscover and enhance themselves through art.

To learn more about the Art Therapy Studio, including how you can volunteer, advocate and donate, visit arttherapystudio.org.