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Art Therapy Services

We provide child cancer patients with a personalized art therapy program that helps them and their families cope with the emotional stress of cancer and treatment.

Methodist Children's Hospital Art Therapy Program

Sponsored by Tracy's Kids, our art therapy program helps young cancer patients and their families cope with the emotional stress and trauma of cancer and its treatment.

Our mission through using art therapy at Methodist Children's Hospital is to ensure that the children and families we serve are emotionally equipped to fight cancer as actively as possible and then prepare them for when they are cancer-free.

Goals of art therapy for hospitalized children

  • Provide a child-centered, open studio approach for inpatients and outpatients
  • Use art-making to support self-expression and empowerment
  • Promote social interactions among patients and families to create a sense of community
  • Reduce fear and anxiety by making the hospital experience as comfortable and 'normal' as possible
  • Create opportunities for control and independence during the hospital experience
  • Explore and develop positive coping strategies to manage emotions
  • Offer family-centered care because we know that the entire family is affected when a child has cancer

About Tracy's Kids

Tracy's Kids is a 501.c.3 charitable organization and operates solely on financial contributions made by corporations, foundations and individuals. Our future goal for the Methodist Children's Hospital program is to be fully funded by local grants.

We accept art supply donations from those who are interested in helping our art therapy program continue to help pediatric cancer patients throughout South Texas. If you are interested in donating, please take a look at our art supplies wish list to help you in selecting items to donate. Keep in mind that all supplies must be new and unused to protect the health and safety of our patients.

Supporters of Tracy's Kids and Art Therapy program

Thank you to the local foundations who continue to support our program!

  • The Harvey E. Najim Charitable Foundation
  • Acelity Foundation
  • The Valero Energy Foundation
  • The Blue Bird Auxiliary of Methodist Hospital
  • The Greehey Family Foundation
  • Rowan Jameson Windham Foundation
  • San Antonio Area Foundation

For additional inquires and questions, please call (210) 575-7767.