$15,000 Quality of Life Grant
ArtStream is the proud recipient of a 2014 Quality of Life Grant from The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.
Quality of Life Grants, conceived by the late Dana Reeve, are awarded to programs that improve the daily lives of individuals living with physical disabilities, including paralysis. The Reeve Foundation also gives special consideration to nonprofit organizations serving returning wounded military and their families.
This grant was awarded to benefit ArtStream's Allies in the Arts Artists-in-Residence Program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC). Allies in the Arts brings creative expression to Wounded Warriors, their families, and caregivers at this military facility in association with the American Red Cross. Allies sessions occur bedside and in group settings and benefit Warriors with a variety of life-altering injuries, including paralysis.
The Reeve Foundation previously honored Allies in the Arts with 2010 and 2012 Quality of Life Grants.
We are especially grateful that the Reeve Foundation has doubled their support of Allies in the Arts, awarding $15,000 to this vital program in 2014!
ArtStream is proud to be a part of the growing conversation surrounding creative expression as it relates to healthcare in the military. Our Allies in the Arts programming was featured as a model program in Arts, Health and Well-Being across the Military Continuum, a recent white paper distributed to all members of Congress, and Judy Rollins, PhD, RN, the medical consultant for Allies, spoke at the April 2013 summit of the same name.
We are extremely grateful to be a part of The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation's efforts to benefit people living with paralysis, as well as to be a beneficiary of their support for services to wounded service persons and their families.