We Care Arts

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community
  • People with Disabilities


3035 Wilmington PikeKettering, OH 45429 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Changing Disabilities into Possibilities Through Art


We believe in the healing power of creating and producing art that transforms physical, developmental, and mental challenges into a future rich with possibilities. We’re guided by our vision that creating art compliments medical therapies.

As a 501c3 organization with 38 years of experience, We Care Arts increases confidence and artistic skill in a variety of individuals with varying disabilities and physical challenges. Our founder Terry Schalnat began in 1983, changing disabilities into possibilities in the basement of a recreation center.

Since then, We Care Arts has grown to serve 1200 clients at more than forty off-site locations within the greater Dayton area. Alongside our executive director, our volunteer, staff and board contribute more than 28,000 hours annually to our mission.

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