The Dance for Healing Project

Started in 2014, The Dance for Healing Project is a collaborative initiative with Center for Empowerment of Families (CEF), providing therapeutic dance and mentorship to youth and women that have experienced trauma, such as homelessness, abuse, trafficking and neglect. A variety of dance styles including Latin social, hip hop, ballet and modern dance and supplies, such as food, clothes, shoes and costumes are provided FREE to participants. Currently serving over 200 students annually living in shelters, juvenile halls, community centers, parks and hospitals, the program helps participants use dance as a way of developing healthy coping skills.

Mr. Ray and the boys at Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall

The Dance for Healing Project was the first to provide classes in LA County’s juvenile detention centers.

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