Archive for the ‘Ink About It Book & Programs’ Category

Ink About It in Ontario

December 2nd, 2013.

Today we received a letter from Samantha C. of Ontario who received customized Ink About It therapeutic books from Starlight Children’s Foundation of Canada recently to use with the children she serves, who she describes as “dealing with suffering from various mental health disorders.” She wrote: “This book helped me give activities, support and guide[…read more…]

Art Helps Break the Ice

November 26th, 2013.

Art with Heart’s local programs are on a roll, and the momentum just keeps building! After a successful summer “mini program” at Neighborhood House in West Seattle, Art with Heart was invited to continue the Ink About It Club into the fall. It’s become part of their YELS (also known as their Youth Empowered with[…read more…]

Recently a counselor at Sound Mental Health in Seattle wrote us to share her successes in using Ink About It, Art with Heart’s book for middle schoolers facing challenges: I currently use this book with 6th grade girls – some are my clients, some are friends of my clients – but all of them have[…read more…]

During a recent visit to a group home, one of our supporters donated Art with Heart’s “Ink About It” therapeutic workbook to a group of young men at Mulligan’s Manor, an Arizona therapeutic group home for LGBTQ boys.  Jenny Diaz and Chuck Hawkins, founders of Mulligan’s Manor told us “We have been using the books[…read more…]

A Hand for YMCA Snohomish Kids

January 15th, 2013.

Colleen Temple, is the Director of Marketing & Communications of the YMCA of Snohomish County in Everett. She extends her love of creativity by volunteering at monthly “Teen Nights” hosted by Schack Art Center. The free event attracts kids in the community from various backgrounds. Using Art with Heart’s “Ink About It” book for the[…read more…]

Students at Seattle Christian High School created this video after working through Art with Heart’s Ink About It book..

Today we had the privileged of sitting down with Melissa Morrissette, MSW, CDP, CMHS. She is one of the therapists who has been using our books for the past four years with kids she works with in school settings. In her caseload, she works with kids who are on Medicare, which means they all come[…read more…]

Art with Heart was thrilled to work on our newest publication Ink About It with over 25 foster care youth from Treehouse ( this past week.  The youth were on their mid-Winter break from school and the Treehouse camp was a whirlwind of activities that included visiting Nintendo and Evergreen State College and cooking their[…read more…]

Ink About It helps Middle Schoolers Yvette’s story was chosen at random among the many different stories of change and growth we received in 2011. As the grand prize winner, she received a $100 gift certificate to Target! Art with Heart’s newest book, Ink About It, has been in the hands of middle schoolers around[…read more…]

Written by Katy Bourne for Art with Heart Middle school is a challenging time for any young woman. However, when she comes from an impoverished, single-parent household, the challenges are even greater. Such is the case of sisters Sarah and Leah. Sarah and Leah, ages 11 and 10 respectively, live with their mother and grandmother[…read more…]