The Arts at MercyFirst
The Arts programs at MercyFirst provide residents with the opportunity
to engage in creative expression as a way to increase emotional
regulation; develop awareness of others; build self-confidence and
problem solve. Campus murals, individual or group art sessions,
yoga, and parent child experiences are an ongoing part of this
Check out what our youth have been working on!
MercyFirst has opportunities for those studying
Art Therapy in an accredited college or university
to submit an application for our internship
program. Interns will have the experience of
working directly with residents and their families
in individual, group or family sessions.
For more information on how to apply contact, Eileen P McGann, ATR-C, LCAT Director of the Arts and Creative Therapies Office: 516.921.0808 ext.808 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Projects and ProgramsThe Arts program at MercyFirst reaches out to youth and staff working together in building relationships and community connections. Here are a few of the recent collaboration programs:
A recent collaboration with educational staff, youth and the art therapy program explored what it means to be safe, have a community and home and the humanitarian crisis of migration and refugees.Read More
|Community & Sanctuary
In aprogram that explored the meaning of community, youth created a Neolithic community that was a safe place and held the principles of Sanctuary.