Category Archives: Risa Wellness Project@THEARC

Risa Wellness Project@THEARC Celebrates Its Third Successful Year

Celebrating its third year, the Risa Wellness Project@THEARC provides accessible, high-quality mental health services (including counseling, psychiatric care, and art therapy) to low-income children and adolescents. In 2016, the Risa Fund worked to develop curriculum to launch personal journaling workshops at THEARC. Additionally, the Risa Fund is advancing THEARC's ArtReach art therapy program to foster…
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Risa Wellness Project@THEARC Addresses Challenges Facing DC’s Ward 7 and 8 Families

Historically, the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C. has been perceived as the dividing line between the “haves” and the “have nots.” While prosperity, access and opportunity flourished west of the river, east of the river communities (Wards 7 and 8) found themselves locked in a cycle of failing schools, unemployment, crime and generational poverty. Ward…
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