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A Reason to Survive

Art Therapy
  • Location Address: 200 E 12th St. | National City, CA 91950
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About A Reason to Survive

ARTS is dedicated to creating a movement behind the importance of the arts as a prevention and intervention vehicle to create positive transformation in children and youth facing adversity.


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  • person icon Matt D’Arrigo, Founder

Founding Story

Founder Matt D’Arrigo first conceived of A Reason To Survive (ARTS) in 1992 while his mother and sister both battled cancer. Painting and music were Matt’s refuge, giving him “a reason to survive,” especially after the passing of his mother. Just as the arts helped Matt through one of the most difficult times of his life, he aspired to provide that same oppo
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200 E 12th St., CA, 91950

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