Project CHILDD is a community-based outreach program for children with developmental disabilities. Children are given the chance to socialize and to use art to express themselves creatively. Professional art instruction supports therapeutic expression and builds self-esteem. Activities may include creative art therapy, music and movement sessions, and interactive storytelling.
A dedicated group of teen volunteers act as mentors, providing guidance and friendship. The program is managed by a registered professional nurse, social worker and community volunteers. Families of the children receive “a gift of time” designed to give them a brief respite from caregiving. The program is held at two locations: Pelham Art Center 155 Fifth Avenue Pelham, NY 10803 The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore 3415 Bainbridge Avenue Bronx, NY 10467 Please fill out a registration form prior to attending: PROJECT CHILDD Registration and Emergency/Medical Form
Become a Teen Mentor!
Project CHILDD provides teen mentors with an opportunity to volunteer, to increase their social sensitivity, and to make new, differently-abled friends. If you are interested in becoming a teen mentor, please review and complete an application: Volunteer Teen Packet
To find out more about Project CHILDD, and the program’s tremendous impact on the children, families and teen mentors involved, please watch this video: