The Light of The Heart

Current status: 
Contact information: 

Melissa Hedlund, MCAT, ATR-BC, LCPC
Executive Director & Co-Founder
52 W. Downer Place, Suit 204
Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: 630-486-4078
Fax: 630-281-5374

In person
60506 AURORA , IL
Illinois US

Our purpose is to provide art therapy and counseling programming for children, adolescents, adults and families in the Aurora area with a special focus on low-income, marginalized and low socioeconomic status populations in our community that have limited or no access to mental healthcare. Our mission is to provide a safe and encouraging environment for individuals to uncover the light of their hearts through the creative process of art making. Our vision is to create a community that embraces and utilizes the creative process of art making to allow for the light of all of our hearts to shine bright, building a safer, connected and more supportive community for all to heal, grow, prosper and love.

We have a beautiful studio in the heart of downtown Aurora, where we offer programming and also travel into the community with our Mobile Art Therapy Program to provide art therapy at our partner organizations. Learn more about the work we are doing and how you can connect with us at

Funded by: 

Individual donors, foundations grants, businesses/corporations, fundraisers, service organizations, church collections, government funds, and some programming fees.


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