Road to Recovery for Mentally Ill Shown in Mural

WHO AND WHAT:
Clients recovering from mental illness invite you to visually experience their “roads to recovery” as they unveil a new mural and visual art projects – artworks created by their own hands – that show their challenges, strength, resilience and growth. The client/artists reside in a CILA home (Community Integrated Living Arrangement) managed by Metropolitan Family Services.

The mural and artworks will be on display at an Open House & Mural Unveiling Event, open to Southeast Chicago community residents and the public at large. Event attendees will be able to meet with the client/artists and Metropolitan’s staff to learn more about the CILA program and its mental health services.

WHEN:
Thursday, March 25, 2010
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE:
Metropolitan Family Services – CILA Building
3009 East 90th St. (on 90th and Commercial Ave.)
Chicago, IL

WHY:
To celebrate a successful program that helps those with mental illness become more independent while promoting personal empowerment, hope, resiliency and recovery.

Visuals:
Mural, arts & craft projects, drawings, paintings, videos

About Metropolitan Family Services
Metropolitan Family Services is one of Chicago’s first human services agencies, reaching more than 50,000 individuals and families in the city and the suburbs with programs and services that help families realize their potential and lead healthy, productive lives.

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