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Expressive Arts for Healing

Our volunteers, staff,  Music Therapist and Art Specialist provide a variety of creative activities to support the expression of feelings of grief.

Memory Garden


At Safe Harbor, our music therapist uses the power of music to enhance the healing process.  Children and adult groups share sadness, anger, pride and laughter through various musical activities.  Making music often helps group members gain respect and peer validation by sharing the deep emotions that have been brought alive through music.

Drumming, improvisation, song writing and recordings are just some of the rewarding music therapy activities.  The safe environment created in this program opens the musical hearts of all our families.

Kids with Drums

Thank you for showing the group that where words fail, music speaks”- Facilitator

Thanks for helping me create.That was cool.”- Participant

Drama & Movement

We strive to provide many creative outlets for children and teens to express their feelings.  Drama is a safe way for participants to discuss memories, feelings and hopes through play.  It is sometimes helpful for a child to be able to put his or her feelings into a skit, puppet or even a video.


Children, teens and sometimes even their parent/caregivers enjoy visiting our art room.  We often do projects to help children memorialize their loved one or to help let go of difficult memories and feelings. Children are encouraged to express through hands-on creativity.

Kids with Masks

Helping through Donation

Safe Harbor needs your help to sustain and expand our program.  We rely on contributions from individuals, businesses, organizations and foundations. Please contact the Office of Philanthropy at 215-481-4438 or Safe Harbor at 215-481-5983 for more information about donations or gifts-in-kind.