HELp US RENOVATE
A HOME OF OUR OWN!
Nearly 41 years ago, three courageous adults with developmental disabilities and a visionary music therapist charged a clear path for inclusion. Inside a small, run of the mill Long Beach Parks and Recreation classroom, music and art was used as a vehicle to overcome social stigmas, claim autonomy and make lasting contributions to society. Today, more than 3,000 children and adults throughout Southern California seek out Able ARTS Work’s unique approach to using art and music as a tool for positive personal and social change. While we have grown since our early days in the parks and rec’s room, it’s time for a Home of Our Own. The purchase of a building is symbolic of our purpose and will make sure meaningful services are accessible to people with disabilities, at-risk children and youth and other members of marginalized communities. By having a Home of Our Own, we come together with our community to build a kind of culture where everyone belongs.
The 7,000 sq. ft. building, which will replace our current Long Beach rental that houses our Adult Day Program and administrative offices is 3,000 sq. ft. larger than our rental and in a safer neighborhood. However, the 1946 building needs $1.5M in renovations. The renovations include a new roof, new flooring, an updated exterior, a gallery space, an HVAC system, ADA bathrooms, Adult Day art and music therapy rooms created, administrative offices built, spaced cleared for a community center, a music therapy room built for the children’s clinic and an observation room connected to train health professionals. With a larger building, AAW will expand its community outreach services by using integrative creative art therapies and wellness activities to promote social cohesiveness in Los Angeles County. The building will serve the Adult Day Program from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday. After 3:00 pm, it will be a high visibility community space offering free art and wellness workshops, community center use, clinical music therapy services and training, networking, and professional development opportunities for other non-profits and community organizations.
Help us raise funds by donating yourself, helping us connect with potential donors for room naming opportunities, and spreading the word on social media.
With a physical space to call our own, the communities we serve can count on a safe, inclusive space where they are valued, respected and encouraged to express themselves.
Today, we ask you to help us renovate our building so we can establish an accessible home in the heart of our community.
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Please consider donating to Able ARTS Work's, Home of Our Own campaign. This company has been providing inclusive, person centered creative arts services and therapies to individuals with and without disabilities within an environment of growth, warmth and compassion for nearly 41 years.
The work that Able ARTS Work does is important, important for the communities they serve as well as important to the community as a whole. With a Home of Our Own, Able ARTS work can build a place where everyone belongs.
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With tax deductible donation, together we can do great things one step at a time.
Donations of $100,000 and above will receive name recognition opportunities in the main room.
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With your contribution and support we are one step closer to a home of our own.
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