At Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP), the health and safety of the children we serve, their families, our volunteers, and our staff are always our highest priority. Given the continued need for social distancing due to the coronavirus and the new Delta variant, all activity for children at CHAP’s art studio remains suspended – including Open Studios, in-person Art Clubs, and indoor events. Instead, CHAP is hosting virtual (Zoom) Art Clubs, Winter and Spring Art Breaks, and Summer Art Workshops. 

Adult volunteers who are fully vaccinated are welcome to volunteer at the CHAP studio. Masks are required to be worn at all times (we will provide you one if you do not have one) and a maximum of 4 volunteers may work in the studio at one time so we can adhere to social distancing protocols. Because of the potential medical vulnerability of the children CHAP serves, please do not enter the studio if you have recently been exposed to the virus or if you are awaiting test results. For those volunteers who would prefer not to come to the studio, we can provide projects that can be completed in the safety of your own home. Contact Faye at faye@chappdx.org for details.

Currently, all in-hospital healing art services remain on hold to protect the hospitalized children and families as well as volunteers and staff. Instead, CHAP broadcasts weekly art projects to OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital for children to follow along in the safety of their hospital rooms. We look forward to being able to resume our in-person creative healing art programs as soon as it’s safe to do so.

Please be safe and wear your mask as directed. As always, we wish you and your family HEALTH + CREATIVITY + FUN.