Raging Colors-Expressive Art for Teens

Testimonials & Images for Raging Colors: Expressive Painting for Teens Art & Creativity for Healing has been a wonderful gift to our students. Our students at Santiago Creek School have been going through much turmoil in their lives- divorce of their parents, parents incarcerated, personal trouble with the law, pregnancy and teen parenting are just …

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Healing Art Boxes

Art & Creativity for Healing gives out 500 Healing Art Boxes to Camp Pendleton every year, each box containing 10 brand new art supplies and Art4Healing activities. This story shows the impact of a Healing Art Box I have three children who attend San Onofre School. When they received their Art Boxes each of them …

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Support for the Journey

Katirla and David were expecting their first child when they reached out to MOMS Orange County two years ago. The couple are now proud parents to 11-month old Mateo and have a deep appreciation of MOMS Orange County’s support and services during pregnancy and beyond. “MOMS Orange County provided us with the fundamental foundation for …

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The Giving Season

Ballet Etudes has two missions: Our first is to provide youth dancers an opportunity to perform in dance. Our annual Nutcracker is local to Huntington Beach, and provides those dancers the opportunity to grow their character through the discipline and beauty of dance. Our second mission, and this story, is related to our other mission …

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Mommy, I’m walking!

“Mommy, I’m walking!” Those were the excited and proud words spoken by Colette when she took her first steps with a walker last summer. Three years earlier, Colette was a cheerful, smiling 8 ½-month-old baby who was able to stand up holding onto a table with one hand and progressing in her development as any …

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The Journey of a Super Hero

Excited to ride his horse, “Tess,” Cade eagerly hops out of the family car as it arrives at The Shea Center for Therapeutic Riding. He runs ahead to the arena where the saddled horse is ready for the young rider. Cade, at 14 years old, has been a Shea Center client for nine years. During …

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Labor Day

This one-hour celebration has got to be by far the toughest wedding I’ve ever had the honor of documenting. This wedding is not just another number for me, but a new standard for my life. At 2:45 p.m. on Labor Day, I got a message from a close friend about a 19-year-old bride who has …

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Meet Trinity and hear her family’s story

“In the summer of 2018, a small mass on Trinity’s neck was being treated as an ear infection that had drained into her lymph node. After back to back rounds of antibiotics, the mass on her neck had grown to the size of a baseball. A CT scan confirmed a solid mass tumor. “Your child …

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Meet Kayden. He’s a true superhero

Meet Kayden. He’s a true superhero. He’s a little shy sometimes, but always playful and charming. He has a huge smile, big brown eyes and long lashes. Kayden also has cancer. Kayden is the youngest of seven kids – a big, beautiful family. He loves his Transformers and the Incredibles, but to Kayden, his parents …

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Starting in August of this year, SLDC has launched our Adult Life Skills Academy for adults aged 22-40 years old

Starting in August of this year, SLDC has launched our Adult Life Skills Academy for adults aged 22-40 years old. We wanted to make a difference for adults with disabilities and we heard from the parents of our graduates over and over, “What now?” and “There are no programs available for my child.” In building …

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