Songs of Hope is a grant-funded Music Therapy program which is managed and staffed by Metro Music Therapy. Songs of Hope currently provides the following services to the Atlanta community, and to clients outside of Atlanta through teletherapy, at no cost to them due to generous grant-funding:
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 are currently offering teletherapy services or in-person services in our Peachtree Corners office. 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. Songs of Hope currently partners with 2 local hospice companies to bring music therapy services to the patients under their care. Our therapists travel to the home, assisted living facility, nursing home, or hospice inpatient unit to provide services wherever the patient is most comfortable. Currently, due to the precautions in place at most facilities for COVID-19, we are providing window visits, teletherapy sessions, or pre-recorded music therapy sessions which can be shared with the patients and their family members and accessed at any time.
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.