Healing Ajax is an innovative, brothers-in-arms approach to helping Iraq, Afghanistan and other war veterans reintegrate into society. Healing Ajax is a peer support group in which veterans successfully share their trauma and coping skills with comrades who are going through similar experiences. It’s veterans helping veterans, making sure their brothers and sisters don’t feel alone, giving them a support network, and helping them get the assistance they need. RHD founded Healing Ajax in 2009. Find out more about RHD's Healing Ajax program for veterans.
La Casa is Philadelphia's only youth safe haven, and provides safe, transitional housing for emerging young adults who are experiencing homelessness and mental health challenges. La Casa is dedicated to teaching young adults life skills, building around evidence-based practices that will help them reintegrate back into the community of their choice. Find out more about RHD's La Casa program for at-risk youth.
The Center for Creative Works is a unique, creativity driven vocational arts program for adults with intellectual disabilities. CCW builds opportunities for our artists to earn money through their exceptional work, gain social capital, and be visible through recognizing the value in the sharing of unique, individual human experience through creative contribution.CCW has partnered with more than 80 organizations, institutions and individuals to create collaborative opportunity. Artists have exhibited extensively nationally and internationally and many have made their way into extensive private collections or even gallery representation. Through CCW’s Teacher Corps program our participants have taught woodworking to people in more than 12 settings over the past two years including at the Woodmere Art Museum, Greenfield Elementary School and Moore College of Art. Current Teacher Corps partnerships include Bartram’s Garden and Wharton Eshrick Museum. CCW was founded in 2010, developed out of one of RHD’s oldest programs, which opened its doors as a vocational training center in 1972. Find out more about RHD's Center for Creative Works program for people with intellectual disabilities.