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Our Programs


The Artreach community is supportive and fun. The air is effervescent with laughter. Working together as equals, staff and program members create a resonant field which enables individuals to remember who they are in their healthiest form.

A Positive Environment

Mutual support



These qualities help our program members and staff thrive and grow. 

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The Second Step Players Theater Troupe Logo

America's premier mental health sketch comedy troupe! Since 1985, actors and production personnel with lived experience create and perform sketch comedy for the purpose of social change in mental health.

Available for speaker gigs and performances to create awareness of the issues faced by people with lived experience. And hey - it's entertaining at the same time!

Music Heals Logo

Artreach's music program offers the opportunity for our members to perform with a band of seasoned musicians in our annual Coffeehouse; to work on skills by playing in our jazz band; and to take individual guitar or bass lessons.

Artreach's jazz band is available for hire for art shows and other social functions.

Comic Alchemy Logo

Stand up comedy written and performed by people with lived experience of mental health issues.

The Comic Alchemy team is available for hire.

Shout out to our teacher, David Granirer, founder of Stand Up For Mental Health!

Comic Book Class

Artistic Development Classes


Taught by Southeastern Connecticut artists, writers and performers!

From visual arts with Faith Satterfield to playwriting with Kato McNickle to acting and character development classes with Emma Palzere-Rae, our members have the opportunity to study and improve their skills.

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