Building a Bridge has been awarded a grant from the Tzedakah Fund of Congregation Beth Israel. With the help of this grant we can now create a music therapy pilot project to meet the educational and therapeutic needs of the residents of The Bridge and enhance their lives through the joy of music. Music therapy will offer a new avenue for Building a Bridge residents to grow and discover and further their capabilities, which will facilitate integration into the greater Charlottesville community.
We already contacted a professional art therapist, Cathy Bollinger, MA, BC-MT, who has long-term credential within this Community. She has worked for many years with disabled residents of Innisfree and also started sessions with participating children at the Virginia Institute of Autism (VIA).
We are all looking forward to the music!