Anchored 2020 Is Now An Online Auction!

Join us October 10 – 17 for a special online auction event supporting the art, music & movement therapy programs of The Village Network. A preview of our auction items will be available soon. Check back for more information or follow us on social media.

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Join Us For Anchored 2020 Online Auction

Due to the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Village Network is transitioning our annual Sweet Jubilation live event to an online auction. The in-person event scheduled for the evening of October 10th at the Greystone Event Center in Wooster has been canceled but our auction will still take place online.

Beginning on Saturday, October 10 and continuing through Saturday, October 17, you are invited to bid on exciting auction items donated by our generous business partners  with proceeds directly supporting the youth and families of The Village Network. During the week, you will learn more about our art, music and movement therapy programs and the positive impact these expressive therapies provide to our youth as they strive to build brighter futures.

With the stress of the coronavirus, the traumatized youth we serve  need your support now more than ever. We hope you will join us for our first online auction event to help anchor hope for our youth. 

For more information or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please call 330-202-3900 or email info@thevillagenetwork.com.

Donate Today To Our Matching Gift Option

An anonymous donor is kicking off our online auction event with a matching gift donation!  For every dollar raised up to $12,500, the donor will match to raise a total of $25,000.

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Proceeds From Anchored 2020 Directly Support Expressive Art, Music, & Movement Therapies

Expressive therapies are essential in providing youth the stability and healing they need while part of our residential care.  Expressive arts and vocation learning, when integrated into a treatment program, have been found to help heal psychological wounds and accelerate developmental growth.  These are a few of our therapies that we provide to our youth.

 Art Therapy & the Therapeutic Value of Expression

Art Therapy & the Therapeutic Value of Expression

Past traumatic events are difficult for children to talk about. Children with a history of trauma experience can have multiple losses and carry the toxic memories from their past, often leading to a higher risk of experiencing mental health problems as adults. The staff and volunteers at The Village Network are engaged and positively reinforce children in the creative process by providing a safe space for them to express themselves. Because most children enjoy drawing, painting, singing, and dancing, art is a simple way for children to learn multiple forms of expressions. Children express themselves without judgment or criticism. They are given the ability to choose from various creative activities that increase their sense of internal control and willingness to participate.

Music Therapy

Music Therapy

Music Therapy used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. After assessing the strengths and needs of each client, a music therapist provides the indicated treatment including creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music. Through musical involvement in the therapeutic context, clients’ abilities are strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives. Music therapy also provides avenues for communication that can be helpful to those who find it difficult to express themselves in words. Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in many areas such as: overall physical rehabilitation and facilitating movement, increasing people’s motivation to become engaged in their treatment, providing emotional support for clients and their families, and providing an outlet for expression of feelings.

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