The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts has several outreach programs that are, in my opinion, its best kept secret in Louisville. If you want to know more about them, check out this website.
One of those programs, Arts in Healing, puts artists in health care facilities to help patients, care givers and families express themselves or take a break. One of the locations the AIH serves is the Volunteers of America Shelby Street Men's Campus, which is an addiction recovery center. Each week an artist comes in and leads in activity like poetry, drumming or visual art.
I cannot stress to you how much this works. I'm a visual person, so just check out the video above to get an idea of the role the program plays in these men's lives.