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Hope and Healing Through Connection

DHH is a dynamic non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing quality of life through the provision of non-medical support for those affected by or caring for an individual with a life-threatening illness, as well as bereavement support.

Bereavement Art Therapy Program

It was her voice that made the sky acutest at its vanishing. She measured to the hour its solitude. She was the single artificer of the world in which she sang. And when she sang, the sea, whatever self it had, Became the self that was her song, for she was the maker.   - Wallace Stevens


Child Program

Art Therapy programs at Doane House Hospice allow bereaved children to honour the most precious memories associated with their parent, grandparent, sibling, or friend.

Bereaved children need time to explore the concept  of death and to  find a safe, non-judgmental space to work through feelings of loss.  This series of paintings,  entitled “Daddy in the Driveway,” was completed over a period of eighteen months.

Adult Program

After the loss of a loved one, there may be many intense feelings such as hopelessness, guilt, anger, or a sense of abandonment.  Spontaneous art making allows for a visceral expression of feelings that cannot be expressed in words.

Group settings provide opportunities to share precious memories, and honour the lives of loved ones.  It is always a privilege to lead a Bereavement Art Therapy Group and listen to the stories of courage and love.


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Picture This

Help sustain the Art Therapy program by purchasing prints of some of the art created by the clients.

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Art Therapy Program

Art Therapy is a different approach to traditional talk therapy, where participants can use the art process to express thoughts and feelings they may not know how to otherwise express.