"Creative Minds"


Sometimes words get stuck. Some of us, especially children, are unable to articulate their pain with words. Using art as expression has many health benefits.  

Creating art relieves stress, encourages creative thinking,  increases brain plasticity, and imparts other mental health benefits, 

and, anyone can do art. 

HeARTS Found Founder, Sheri Booth, will be sharing "HeART" projects 

with kids 10-17 

at  Joyful Inspiration Retreat 

September 21st & 22nd, 2019. 

This wonderful organization helps

victims of abuse.

Joyful Inspiration

"Sweet Strings"


"Sweet Strings" is just one of our

music programs. This program teaches ukulele to 40 low-income children ages 6 to 9 in four rural counties. This ten week program culminates with a 

live performance in all four counties at local events.

Music is scientifically proven to have a powerful effect on the brain

Recent research proves that music helps heal in many areas of the brain, including memory, pain reduction, stress relief, and brain injuries.

Billy Bucher plays percussion with Sheri at her live performances around East Texas. Billy has been diagnosed with Parkinson's. He says when he is playing music, all his symptoms disappear. Playing Music gives him his greatest joy.

"The HeART of Food"


Our Culinary Arts Program is overseen by our Certified Executive Chef, Jackson York. 

This is a multi-faceted program with many layers of learning teamwork, enjoying food as an art-form

as well as 

teaching healthy eating practices.

We are in the process of implementing a certification course as an Institute to help folks coming out of incarceration earn a 

Sous Chef Certification.

Giving hope is what this program is all about. A job will help keep people out of prison! Excited!

Chef Jackson York, CEC, AAC is also a certified ServSafe Food Manager instructor.

"Day Trip-in"


A full 6 hour day of creative activities on 11 rural acres in a safe, peaceful country setting. 

Available Activities:

  • Acrylic painting
  • Beading (Jewelry)
  • Journaling
  • Coloring
  • Music/Songwriting
  • Dancing
  • Storytelling
  • Creative Writing
  • Rest & Relaxation

Immersing yourself in a peaceful setting is healing all by itself.



Besides being incredibly fun, theater helps people develop many of the skills necessary for success in today’s world. To name a few:
Self-Confidence:  Throughout the rehearsal and performance process, performers discover how to take creative and emotional risks and learn to trust  their abilities.
Literacy: Students increase reading and writing skills at their own pace by immersing themselves in  the story, reading and re-reading their scripts, memorizing their lines, and taking notes at rehearsal.
Communication:  During rehearsals, students learn how to articulate their thoughts and  questions and carefully listen to direction in order to improve their  performances. 

"Garden Goodness"


Planting and cultivating a garden is a very healing process. It is scientifically proven that gardening is especially successful for veterans, and individuals suffering from PTSD, depression and other mental issues. 

As our garden grows, participants get to eat what they grow 

which has 

powerful physical health benefits.


Our "Garden Goodness" is also used in our Culinary Arts Program.