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 program.


     Check out what our youth have been working on!

Internship Program

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: emcgann@mercyfirst.org

The Arts program can always accept donations of supplies. For a detailed list of needed materials, click here.

Projects and Programs

The 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:

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Hope Holds No Borders
highlights several art projects that were implemented to help children reach out to each other in the hope of increasing awareness, acceptance of diversity, creating inclusion and developing solidarity.Watch Video
 


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International Awareness
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
 


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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.
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