The Dennis Parham Project emerged (est. 2019) from the devastating loss of our Founder’s son, Dennis, to gun violence in 2017. The Parham family turned their grief into a beacon of hope, creating a safe space for children to navigate their grief through artistic expression. Here, children find solace and empowerment as they use creativity to explore their emotions. The project is a testament to the transformative power of love and community, reminding us that even in the face of profound loss, healing, and grace can be found through creativity and resilience.
In a comforting embrace of creative expression, Children Healing by Expression soothes children's hidden pain after sudden loss through all forms of creative expression.
Our events create a warm and inclusive environment, akin to cherished family gatherings. Families come together, participating alongside their children in a range of art projects that serve as tributes to our loved ones. We share stories, fostering hope and forging deeper connections through our shared experiences of loss. These gatherings not only build peaceful neighborhoods but also foster a powerful community of healing support for children and families. Each art project becomes a lasting link, connecting us to the narratives and personal memories of others, and strengthening the bonds we share.
Executive Director, Founder
Laurie Markoff, Ph.D.
Director of Development
James F. Kraus Web & Marketing