RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- Comprised of actors, actresses, stage hands and various other theater-lovers, the Bergen County Players understand the benefits of the arts. That's why, when looking to give back to the North Jersey community, they knew exactly where to start.
Last month, Bergen County Players presented a $2,550 donation to Valley Home Care, in support of the hospital's Journeys art therapy program.
Through their donation, the Bergen County Players are working to help children and adolescents who are dealing with a family member or loved one's life-threatening illness or death. Journeys is a nationally recognized support program in which professional clinicians -- many with years of experience -- use art and play therapy to help children develop skills to better cope with an anticipated or occurred loss.
“Thanks to this generous donation from Bergen County Players, Valley Home Care staff is able to provide this critical support program in a safe and caring environment to many more children and adolescents in our community,” said Laura Loumeau-May, an art therapist with Valley Home Care.
Valley Home Care offers a full spectrum of services to meet a variety of healthcare needs. The dedicated staff specializes in the prevention and relief of suffering, and provides complex and highly skilled care to patients of any age and diagnosis throughout North Jersey. To learn more about the services offered, please click here.
Founded as a small community theater in 1932, the Bergen County Players currently include 300 volunteer members, and perform nine productions annually. To learn more, please click here.