Therapeutic Art Class

Building Hope
Through Art

Therapeutic Art classes are offered to men enrolled in the Allentown Rescue Mission’s Transformation Program or who are working for the Clean Team Workforce

Bi-monthly classes allow participants to embark on a painting adventure with an on-staff instructor. Learning different art and painting techniques is just the beginning of what the men can take away from the class. In addition to creating a beautiful painting, the classes provide a creative outlet for the men to express themselves positively, relieve stress and anxiety, increase confidence, and cultivate life skills such as encouragement and camaraderie. 

Many men have discovered a talent and source of enjoyment they never knew they had but were brought out during the class.

While the men might be painting the same scene, no individual painting ends up the same because of the unique vision and abilities of each man in the class bringing their own background, experiences, and personality into their work. 

How to Help

The Allentown Rescue Mission welcomes donations of art supplies so the men can continue to reap the numerous benefits this Therapeutic Art class offers.

Art supplies can be dropped off during normal office hours (M-Th 8:30am-5pm, F 8:30am-4pm) at:

355 Hamilton Street Allentown, PA 18101

or click ‘DONATE’ at the top of the page to give a financial gift!


  • 11×14 Stretched Canvas
  • Paint Brushes
  • Natural Sea Paint Sponges
  • Liquitex Acrylic Paints or Artist’s Loft Acrylic Paints
  • ¾ inch Foam Stipplers

What our Guests are saying about the
benefits of Therapeutic Art classes:

PLEASE VOTE For Your Favorite Christmas in July Painting!

The works of art below were painted by guests of the Allentown Rescue Mission during one of our Therapeutic Art classes.

Voting starts NOW and will run through July 31st. The artist of the winning painting will be showcased on the Mission’s website, social media platforms, and annual Christmas card.

The painting that receives the most votes will also be used as the design for the Allentown Rescue Mission’s annual Christmas card to be sent out later this year.

Christmas in July Art Contest 2024

Vote for your Favorite Painting(Required)