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ArtWorks Prepares to Surprise Harlem Hospital’s Pediatric HIV Patients with Art Cart, Supplies!
On April 12, 2011 at 10:00a.m. ArtWorks, The Naomi Cohain Foundation will hand deliver a limited edition art cart filled with supplies to the patients of Harlem Hospital Center’s Pediatric Outpatient HIV Clinic.
The Pediatric Outpatient HIV Clinic at Harlem Hospital Center provides acute care and psychological counseling to children living with HIV. Once implemented, the Surprise!Supplies program is estimated to impact at least 50 patients and 40 siblings each month. The program provides children with the means to unleash their creative energy. Kathy Nguyen, Child Life Specialist says of the program, “This gives our children and adolescents the opportunity to continue normal development and to recover from the emotional and physical effects of illness and cope more effectively with the overwhelming world of the health care environment.”
About ArtWorks: Founded in 2002, ArtWorks, The Naomi Cohain Foundation provides children and young adults suffering from chronic and life-threatening illnesses, and their siblings, access to creative and performing arts programming and materials, encouraging the use of the creative process as a vehicle for healing, communication, self-expression and personal development. ArtWorks seeks to empower, validate and honor these children by offering them hands-on experience, supplies to create and the opportunity to publicly share their artistic accomplishments.
ArtWorks programs are interactive, educational and therapeutic and strive to empower children by recognizing their inspiring stories and maximizing access to all forms of creative self-expression. Hospitals and healthcare agencies in the New York Metropolitan area have come to depend on ArtWorks to provide their patients with the tools and motivation to awaken the creative spirit that enhances their lives and their time spent in and out of the hospital. ArtWorks ultimately provides children with the opportunity to channel their feelings and energy through a host of creative outlets, inspiring confident and creative young people.
About The Family Care Center at Harlem Hospital Center: The Family Care Center program was established in 1987 to provide comprehensive medical, psychological and social services to HIV-infected children and their families. A dedicated team of health care professionals have served more than 2000 families in Central Harlem. The program provides a broad array of services to meet the evolving needs of children, women and families living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
For more information please contact: Katherine Kelly, Administrative Coordinator, Phone: 201-608-0146 Fax: 201-608-0148 E-mail:
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ArtWorks provides children and young adults suffering from chronic and life-threatening illnesses, and their siblings, access to creative and performing arts programs.