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Ryan Giambattista

HELMS Foundation Mission

The Ryan Giambattista HELMS Foundation Mission Statement

The Ryan Giambattista HELMS Foundation is a nonprofit 501c3 organization created to honor the life and vision of the late artist, Ryan Giambattista.

Our Mission:

Our mission is to provide community-based Art Therapy services in collaboration and partnership with various groups, individuals, social service organizations, learning institutions, and providers of services in the area of mental health, developmental and physical disabilities.

Our Vision:

Our vision is to make Art Therapy available throughout our community by providing professional services, in accordance with the highest ethical standards, to enrich, empower and improve the lives of those individuals, families, and community through active art-making.

Our goal is to promote and provide Art Therapy services and programs to those in need throughout our community.  By utilizing the process of active art-making with various mediums, materials, styles, and equipment, we strive to enrich and empower those struggling to participate in their community, build meaningful relationships, and engage with the public.

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  • Support HELMS with the Amazon Smile Program

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  • Art Therapy and Suicide Prevention

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  • Art Therapy Internships

    We offer internship programs for students interested in Art Therapy. Learn about our programs and contact us to learn more!

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  • Donate to The HELMS Foundation

    The HELMS Foundation supports Art Therapy and healing for people in need. Make a tax-deductible donation today!

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  • Volunteer with the HELMS Foundation

    Learn how you can make a difference in your community by volunteering your time with us today! For more information, please visit our website.

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  • Art Therapy FAQs

    If you're thinking about Art Therapy, check out these frequently asked questions and answers. Learn more about how it works and who can benefit from it, as well as the benefits and the potential of Art Therapy as a whole.

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  • Be an Art Therapist

    Are you interested in becoming a professional Art Therapist? Learn how an undergraduate and Master's degree in Art Therapy, along with postgraduate training can lead to a career in this mental health field.

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  • Where to Find the HELMS Foundation

    If you are interested in learning more about or enrolling your child in art therapy, this is a good place to start. The HELMS foundation offers services throughout the Mahoning and Trumbull counties. Here are the locations where we provide services.

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  • Art Therapy & Our Community

    The HELMS Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization that strives to provide Art Therapy programs for a variety of people and in a range of settings. Read more about this amazing initiative, and how it affects your community.

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  • What is Art Therapy?

    Art Therapy is an approach to helping people by using the creative process of artwork-making. Learn more about Art Therapy and the promising role it plays in treating many psychological disorders and emotional obstacles.

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HELMS Foundation Mission

HELMS Foundation Mission

Alivia Rovder

Submitted piece for the 2021 fundraiser and overall winner of $300.00 with billboard signage during Anti-Stigma Campaign plus $100 winner of best piece in the paint category in her age group.. Alivia is a student at MCCTC. She does graphic design, illustration and art by using vivid colors and dynamic line work to create whimsical and fantastical artwork. She also volunteers at Anjon Acres: a beginner to intermediate level horseback riding facility, is a participant of Drug-Free Clubs of America, NHS, NTHS, NSHSS, Skills USA, Book Club, and has taken several CCP courses.