Veterans and First Responders Art Therapy Program is a joint program between the Castle Rock Artist Alliance (CRAA) and the Douglas County Veterans Monument Foundation (DCVMF) — both Colorado-based 501(c)(3)’s — to assist local Veterans and First Responders who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The program is designed to use the healing qualities of art to help Veterans and First Responders battling PTSD.

Since the program’s inception in November of 2020, we have expanded our offerings of instruction in oil painting. We are actively recruiting both Veterans and  First Responders as well as artists and instructors to teach the courses. Several members of our staff are also Veterans.

Four Veterans participated in our very first Veterans and First Responders Art Therapy Program, which began in November of 2020 and culminated with an exhibit in May of 2021. This program focused on oil painting. Our next oil painting program began in November 2021, and ended in summer of 2022. Stay tuned for updates about this program, as we will be expanding into other artistic disciplines in which Veterans and First Responders will be able to participate.

The Veterans and First Responder Art Therapy Program and logo is trademarked by the Castle Rock Artist Alliance. 

If you are a Veteran or First Responder who is interested in participating in this program, and who lives within Douglas County, Colorado, please complete the form below. Or for more information you can contact  Carrie Martin or Paul Price.

Carrie Martin

Paul Price

If you’d like to donate to the Veterans and First Responders Art Therapy Program scroll down to the bottom of this page. 

Did you know? By pledging your support to CRAA or the Veterans and First Responders Art Therapy Program, you may be eligible to become an Advocate For The Arts. For more information on how to become an Advocates For The Arts, CLICK HERE.