HELPING TO UNITE BY GENERATING MENTAL EMPOWERMENT INK
"Creative Minds, Changing Lives"
The mission of HUG ME Ink is to advocate and educate on mental health awareness and bullying prevention through the arts.
We envision a world that inspires people in recovery to live fulfilling lives through their own creativity.
What Are We?
HUG ME Ink is a peer-led nonprofit organization increasing mental health awareness & recovery sustainability through the arts. We primarily focus on the performance arts such as drama and film as our avenue to promote mental health awareness.
Founded in 2012, HUG ME Ink has come a long way since then. After overcoming challenges, HUG ME Ink became an official 501c3 organization in 2013 and as of February 2015, we became a part of the Peer Run Organization Project hosted by ViaHope.
We are the ONLY non-profit organization in the state of Texas that ONLY uses the performing arts and film to advocate and educate the community on mental health awareness. We produce films and stage productions as a way to reach out to our community on mental illness, recovery, stigma and empowerment. We conduct workshops and host open mic nights to increase self-expression. One of our most popular outreach is focused YOUTH! We use the arts to create prevention tools when it comes to stopping bullying!
What do we do?
- Dance Classes
- Performing Troupe
- Performing Arts Academy and Camp
- Outreach through the arts
- Creative therapies such as art, music and drama
- Youth Empowerment Summit
- Youth Summer Camp
- Job Coaching
- Resume writing workshops
- Interview training workshops
- Promote community engagement
- Veterans Support Services
- Group tours and outings
- Peer to Peer Counseling
- Homeless Outreach
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