Victory Programs’ mission is to open doors to recovery, hope and community to individuals and families facing homelessness, addiction, or other chronic illnesses. They have been able to provide more than just a “bed” in 17 different sites. This Art Connection placement has been split for two of the organization’s programs: the Living and Recovering Community (LARC) and Women’s Hope, both of which are located in separate wings at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital in Jamaica Plain.
LARC is a 90-day inpatient treatment center for up to 20 men and women, who are typically living with HIV/AIDS and have histories of substance use disorders and chronic relapse. Women’s Hope is a short-term transitional housing program providing residential treatment for women, many with HIV/AIDS, struggling with addiction. Having LARC and Women’s Hope located at the hospital allows for better, faster access to medical and psychiatric services.
Victory Programs believes that clients in both programs will benefit greatly from this donation of original artwork, which will hang in each of the programs’ communal spaces including dining areas, reception, conference and counseling rooms, and in hallways. There were five clients participating in the art selection process. The art work will transform the hospital wings into more welcoming, healing, and comforting temporary residences for the clients.
Learn more about Victory Programs online at http://www.vpi.org
Artists: Ansayre, Brackett, Bowers, Chandler, Deviche, Gallagher, Hungate, Kupferman, Olds, Rothschild, Rubin, Schwalb, Shapero, Stewart, Tan, Tovian