University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

About Art for Recovery

Art For Recover at UCSF

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Art For Recovery Weekly Events [Summer 2020]

(All available via Zoom. Pre-registration Required)
  • Serenade Series: A music time with Jim Murdoch | Wednesdays (11 am - 12 pm)
  • Musical Meditation: Music journey by harpist, Patrice Haan |Tuesdays (1:30 - 2:30 pm)
  • Healing with Writing:A Writing Workshop with Ned Buskirk | Thursdays (10 - 11:30 am

No fee, please pre-register by e-mail Amy Van Cleve

About Art for Recovery

Survivorship research

How to reach us


How to reach us

Open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm

At Mount Zion
UCSF Box 1712
1600 Divisadero St., Room 128-B

At Mission Bay
1855 Fourth St., Room A-5477

Contact Us

For general inquiries: 
415-885-7225

For Jena Leake, Director: 
jena.leake@ucsf.edu
415-885-7221


 

About Art for Recovery


We invite you to explore the creative spirit of Art for Recovery participants and programs.

The Ernest H.Rosenbaum MD Art for Recovery program provides a safe environment where adults can express the intense feelings that arise in life-threatening illnesses.

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Art for Recovery at UCSF It nurtures the aesthetic sensibilities of patients, visitors, and medical staff at the various campuses of UCSF Medical Center and in the community, and creates a safe haven for patients and staff to be heard, to express their feelings and find support. It nurtures the aesthetic sensibilities of patients, visitors, and medical staff at the various campuses of UCSF Medical Center and in the community, and creates a safe haven for patients and staff to be heard, to express their feelings and find support.


Books and Resources

View and order our original books and resources!

AFR books


Videos about Art for Recovery

Art Therapy Program Helps People with Life-Threatening Illnesses Heal

Art Therapy Program Helps People with Life-Threatening Illnesses Heal

For 30 years, the "Art for Recovery" program at UCSF has helped patients with life-threatening illnesses express themselves through art in a supportive environment. The program began with HIV patients in 1988 and now works almost exclusively with people with cancer.

Cindy Perlis: Making Art for Recovery Magic

Cindy Perlis: Making Art for Recovery Magic

Fishbon Video News: Art for Recovery

Fishbon Video News: Art for Recovery

Cindy Perlis, director of the Art for Recovery program, discusses the healing power of art in this episode of Fishbon Library video news.

Meditation Room

Meditation Room

A safe haven to meditate, pray, and find peace at Mount Zion.   The new Mission Bay Hospitals have a meditation space as well.

Ultrasound Suites Ceiling Murals

Ultrasound Suites Ceiling Murals

The beauty of mural art for patients undergoing treatment.

Open Art Studio

Open Art Studio

Where anyone dealing with cancer can express their innermost feelings.

Art for Recovery Program

Art for Recovery Program

A documentary about the pioneering Art for Recovery program at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center in San Francisco, California.