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At MCFI, people of all ages and all abilities get the support they need to reach greater independence and live fuller, more enriching lives.

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Camille Draheim, or Cammy as she prefers to be called, has been in therapy since she was a teen. There have been many dark days for her. For a long time, she couldn’t find her way, until an art therapist showed her that art is healing. Art motivated Cammy to get better.

Since that discovery, Cammy has entered contests and won many awards for her art.

“I paint with lots of colors because it reminds me that not everything is black and white,” she said.

Cammy makes time for art because she has progressed so much. She understands how art benefits her, and it is an important tool in her journey along a healing path.

Watch her inspiring story!

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The Centers for Independence opened its doors in 1938, helping WWII immigrants find jobs — and refuge. Today, our impact is just as compelling. We help people in need, from newborns to the elderly, gain greater independence.

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