Striking a chord
Organization: Harmony, Hope & Healing
In the basement of St. Pat’s church in Chicago, a song is starting.
One voice is joined by another, and soon the power of music fills the space. It’s a healing power, one that’s offering emotional and therapeutic support to women facing domestic abuse, men and women dealing with homelessness, and at-risk youth walking a tough road toward adulthood.
Harmony, Hope & Healing is creating a safe environment for them all to heal and rebuild. A curriculum of vocal exercises, movement, percussion and theme-related readings teaches participants healthy ways to relieve anxiety, deal with depression, reduce isolation, and increase self-esteem. Through music, they strengthen their own resources to revive mind and spirit.