Program Goals

The programs and services David’s Harp provides:

Create a sense of caring community and family for members
Foster friendships and social skills through group activities
Integrate members with their community through group outings to stores, parks, restaurants and points of interest throughout Oregon
Empower members by giving them responsibility for, and ownership of, many activities, games, projects, events and celebrations held at David’s Harp
Reinforce healthy habits essential to daily living
Inspire the next generation of mental health and social work professionals by serving as a student practicum site and career opportunity role model
Respond to members’ limitations and interests by continuing and expanding programs that are meaningful to them
Model social boundaries and values to encourage healthier and more effective interaction with other individuals and within the community
Encourage you to join us in our mission!

“Without treatment the consequences of mental illness for the individual and society are staggering: unnecessary disability, unemployment, substance abuse, homelessness, inappropriate incarceration, suicide and wasted lives; the economic cost of untreated mental illness is more than 100 billion dollars each year in the United States.”

– National Alliance on Mental Illness, 2011

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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