Songs of Hope is a grant-funded Music Therapy program that is managed and staffed by Metro Music Therapy and is funded by Wellspring International. Songs of Hope currently provides the following services to the Atlanta community at no cost due to grant-funding from Wellspring International:
I. CHILDREN’S BEREAVEMENT SERVICES
Grief & Loss can be present during and after adoption, chronic illness, divorce, physical or emotional trauma, death of a family member or friend, or during anticipatory grief due to an impending death or major life loss or change. Our certified music therapists have specialized training in grief and loss music therapy techniques and we are ready to help your loved ones walk through their grief. We offer in-home or facility-based individual sessions and group sessions at schools, churches, and other community organizations. If you are ready to make a referral for a client, family member or friend, please complete our Children’s Bereavement Referral Form.
II. HOSPICE MUSIC THERAPY SERVICES:
Research has shown music therapy can help reduce pain, reduce anxiety, increase socialization, and increase the overall quality of life for patients who are facing a life-limiting illness. Our therapists travel to the home, assisted living facility, nursing home, or hospice inpatient unit to provide services wherever the patient is most comfortable. Songs of Hope currently partners with 2 local hospice companies to bring music therapy services to the patients under their care.
III. MUSIC THERAPY SERVICES FOR REFUGEES:
We partner with organizations such as the International Rescue Committee (IRC), Friends of Refugees, and Catholic Charities to provide music therapy groups for children and teens in after school programs. In these music therapy groups, the participants from all over the world, who speak many different languages, come together in order to communicate, socialize, and express themselves through music.
If you are interested in making a donation to the Songs of Hope program, please visit Wellspring International.