The Risa Fund seeks to enhance the well-being of underserved youth in Washington, DC through arts and athletic enrichment and improved access to mental health services.
You may have read about the mental health crisis in our nation. A recent Washington Post article reveals, “from 2007 to 2017, the number of suicides among people ages 10 to 24...increased 56 percent.”* At the Risa Fund, we have never been more compelled to act. That’s why, in 2020, we will delve further into the issues most critical to us: transitional age mental health challenges, suicide prevention, and reducing the stigma surrounding mental illness.Read More
Through our ongoing partnership with ArtReach GW, we hosted our first Make and Take: The Art Journal workshop. Participants made their own journals and learned methods for incorporating art journaling and art therapy into their daily routines.Read More