To bring beauty and serenity to our newest Roxbury-based shelter for migrant families, Heading Home partnered with ArtLifting, an organization that champions artists impacted by disabilities and housing insecurity by connecting their art with socially-conscious businesses and customers. ArtLifting donated 36 works of art to make our clients feel more at home while staying in our programs. We are so grateful for this generous donation and for the opportunity to partner with ArtLifting and its artists who have shared lived experiences with our clients.
“ArtLifting is proud to have Heading Home as a Community Partner. We hope the recent donation of prints sparks creativity and fosters a sense of inclusion and belonging for their employees and the community members they serve.” – Liz Powers, Co-Founder, and CEO of ArtLifting.
Our volunteer coordinator, Calleigh Leach, said, “Staff were so excited to curate the space for our clients. The art changed the environment and made it feel more like a home. We want people to have a place to come home to that is bright and welcoming, and the art definitely made the space feel more inviting.”
Thank you, ArtLifting, for kindly working with us to bring a smile to our clients’ faces. With the help of partners like ArtLifting, we make our shelters feel like home for over 2,000 clients annually on their journeys out of homelessness.
About Heading Home:
Heading Home’s mission is to end homelessness in Greater Boston by providing a supported pathway to self-sufficiency that begins with a home, together with critical services such as life skills, financial literacy, and job training.
Heading Home provides emergency, transitional and permanent housing, diversion and support services, to extremely low-income, homeless, and formerly homeless children and adults, primarily in the communities of Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Lawrence, Malden, Medford, Quincy, Revere, and Somerville.
Since its founding in 2013 by former social worker Liz Powers and her brother, ArtLifting has grown to represent over 180 diverse artists in 33 states who have earned over $5 million from their art. ArtLifting has partnered with companies like Bank of America, PayPal, Google, Bain Capital, Starbucks, LinkedIn, CBRE, and Hines. As a next-generation art consultancy, ArtLifting provides scalable art solutions and curation services for any environment. Clients work with ArtLifting to differentiate the design of their spaces, promote brand values, and inspire communities. ArtLifting makes tangible social impacts with their partners by reducing stigma and stereotypes and creating economic opportunities for artists who are traditionally underrepresented in the contemporary art market. Through partnerships with over 415 corporate clients, ArtLifting artists share their talents and stories with the world. To learn more and support ArtLifting artists visit artlifting.com or say hi on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.