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Monday, January 25, 2016

Music Therapy Program Expands for Victims and Children of Domestic Violence

The Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services (UCDVS) received a grant of $3,500 from the Michael Bolton Charities, Inc. to continue and expand its music therapy program for victims of domestic violence.
 
The music therapy program will now be offered twice a week at UCDVS safe houses.
 
The program, lead by Music Therapist Cyd Slotoroff, has had a positive impact on the families at the shelter. The children and mothers gather together for sing-a-longs and the moms with babies to learn to sing lullabies.
 
“The moms have been able to create new nonviolent experiences and positive memories with their children,” said Jane Adamik, Child Advocate, UCDVS.  “The children look forward to seeing Cyd every week and ask me when she will be back again.” 
 
The Michael Bolton Charities, Inc., founded in 1993, is dedicated to assisting at risk children and women through education and effective programs, creating social awareness to broaden horizons and expanding opportunities for youth across socioeconomic and multicultural lines.
 
BHcare’s The Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services (UCDVS) is dedicated to increasing awareness of domestic violence and its effect on the community, empowering those victimized by providing advocacy and safe and effective services, and to working for social change to eliminate domestic violence.  Each year UCDVS provides free and confidential services for more than 6,000 victims and their children. Learn more at www.bhcare.org.
 
(This is a press release from BHCare)
 

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