David’s Harp is a community-based program offering opportunities for independence and an improved quality of life for adults with major chronic mental illnesses. David’s Harp offers a day treatment program setting five days a week through which adults are provided with creative social skill-building groups and activities.

David’s Harp utilizes Peer Wellness specialists to provide a nurturing, non-institutional setting within which adults with severe and persistent mental illness can connect socially as well as build upon and sustain their recovery. As such, the adults we serve are regarded not as clients or patients but members of a supportive community.

David’s Harp provides an invaluable service not just to our members, but to the community. Our services reduce re-hospitalization, recidivism, and chronic homelessness among the mentally ill and support family members and other organizations who assist our members.

From Our Members

A member shares what he likes most about working in the garden at David’s Harp:

“I like the real beautiful flowers and all the different colors of the flowers and planting things. It makes me feel wonderful; it is wonderful for you, too, and for everybody.”

Happenings at the Harp

David's Harp is gearing up for gardening season! Generous vegetable starts and flower donations from The Portland Nursery are currently being planted by members.

Get Involved!

David's Harp is currently seeking donations of arts and music supplies for our Art and Music Therapy classes. We accept all donations but have a particular need for the following: hand drums, fabric scraps, colored paper, regular paper, paints, brushes air-dry clays, recycled goods, sewing materials, beads, adhesives, markers, and embellishments such as feathers and glitter. At David’s Harp we appreciate the little things and make the most out of everything! Please contact us for more information.

Volunteer Spotlight

Betty Kennedy has volunteered and served as a David’s Harp Board Member since it was founded in 1978, over 30 years ago!

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