CHARG Resource Center Clinic and Offices 709 E. 12th Avenue Denver, CO 80203 303-830-8805 | CHARG Drop-In Center 920 Emerson Street Denver, CO 80218 303-830-2130

Art of Connection Virtual Art Exhibition and Fundraiser
A free, virtual event | Enjoy from the comfort of your own home

Thursday, April 29, 2021
Pre-show: 4:30pm MT
Program and Auction: 5:00pm MT

Register here to gain access to the event and to receive a personal bidding link to the auction!

Bidding closes Friday, April 30 at 8:00pm MT.


Humans are wired to connect, and this connection affects our health. From psychological theories to recent research, there is significant evidence that social support and feeling connected can help people have lower levels of anxiety and depression, and improve overall mental health. Research unfortunately shows that loneliness is on the rise, even before the pandemic started. 

In light of the social isolation that many of us have experienced this past year due to COVID-19, our theme this year is the Art of Connection. Being part of a supportive community, and providing opportunities for connections, is what CHARG is all about!

CHARG put out the call to all artists in our community, including non-professional artists who use creative expression to enhance their mental wellness, to submit art work for this show. Look for stories from our artists about how their artistic and creative process has connected them to others and/or how it has propelled their journey toward mental and emotional well-being.

 

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has transitioned our art show event to an online gathering but that means anyone can join us from the comfort of their homes. At the end of the month, the bidding will close while we host a virtual program, which will include:

  • An overview and update of CHARG community from Todd Helvig, PhD, Executive Director
  • Impact stories or quotes from individuals managing chronic mental illness, talking about the transformational nature of connection, support, empowerment, recreational/creative activities within a group, and employment
  • Displays of artwork, and artists sharing how the creative process can increase mental wellness and/or how it is impacted their own overall health and well-being
  • And more!

MAKE A TRANSFORMATIONAL IMPACT

CHARG serves and empowers adults with chronic mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar illness, and major depression. We believe that effective and lasting empowerment of adults with mental illness occurs when they can make decisions regarding their needs, and that they thrive with dependable and ongoing services. Event proceeds fund high-impact behavioral health services for our members. Our programs include individual counseling, outpatient psychiatric services, peer support, skills training and an employment program, recreational activities within a group, medication management, support monitoring overall health, and an outreach program for individuals experiencing homelessness.
Sponsorship Opportunities
We have a strong reputation in Colorado’s mental health community for our consumer-directed model of services. You can changes lives while strengthening your company’s corporate social responsibility. For sponsorship benefits and packages, check out the Art of Connection Sponsor Packet or this online registration form.

Make a Transformational Impact
One in five adults in the United States lives with a mental health condition, and one in 25 (10 million) lives with a serious mental illness. The number of people looking for help with anxiety and depression has skyrocketed. Even before COVID-19, the prevalence of mental illness among adults was increasing.
Can’t attend but want to support our members? Make a donation here.

Questions?
Contact Danelle Herra at dherra@charg.org or by cell at 909.810.3865.

 


Thank you to our Event Sponsors and Friends of CHARG!

 EMPOWERMENT SPONSORS

David & Hannah Caplan

WELLNESS SPONSOR
Anonymous

FRIENDS OF CHARG
5280 Associates
Poetry for Personal Power
The Nonprofit Strategy Group

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