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Skin Arts In Health Care Foundation

Healing Through Artistry



Andre & Penny Roberts

Tough beginnings in 2001 the Roberts were homeless on emergency aid, living in a 500sq ft storefront with their four children.

While looking for a job they saw an ad for volunteer artists at UCLA County Hospital. A research study helping patients with pain management through art.  They discovered that many patients were self-employed like themselves, facing homelessness while fighting life-threatening diseases with no income,  and no disability,

The Roberts volunteered 2 days a week, 

They raise money to help families have an extra 1000 dollars. They prayed for patients who were in pain and taught faith. The Roberts' work expanded to the hospital's orphanage needs and housing for homeless families that needed places to live while their child was in chemotherapy. This experience changed them. Through giving of their time, skills, and money God used them to help others out of terrible situations and blessed them with favor. Their services grew outside the hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Roberts had skills in taxes and open a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Clinic,(VITA) They got offices in Conservation Corps, on the UCLA hospital campus, and they held non-profit start-up classes for employees. Also, they created murals, taught and hired muralists, and partnered with landscape artists for art on the UCLA grounds, and music meditation gardens. By 2004 they were the directors and executive directors of the program. Their income in 2006 was over 25,000 a month They established a grant foundation, a decorative contractors business, and a taxpayers advocacy firm. Through Faith and Action in Jesus Christ, they overcame again and again...

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