Meadowbrook, PA—June 26, 2013—The Singing Cats self-titled CD may never crack the Top 40 pop charts, but that matters little to the members of Philadelphia’s newest—and probably youngest—musical group.
On June 24, The Singing Cats celebrated the release of their first CD at Drueding Center, Holy Redeemer Health System’s transitional housing program in Olde Kensington, Philadelphia. The musicians, all between the ages of five and 11, are members of Drueding Child Care Center’s after-school program. They participated in a 14-week music therapy program called Hear Our Voices, in which they wrote and recorded songs describing things that are fun and important to them.
Many of the children who attend Drueding Child Care Center’s after-school program also live at Drueding Center with their mothers and siblings. These children have experienced a great deal in their short lives. Music therapy gives them a healthy, creative outlet for their thoughts and feelings. It also teaches cooperation, respect for others and organizational skills.
Hear Our Voices was led by music therapist Adenike Webb. The program was funded by a generous donation from Exelon Generation.
About Drueding Center
Drueding Center, the first transitional housing and comprehensive support program in Philadelphia, serves more than 400 homeless and formerly families per year through transitional housing, case management and a licensed child care center. Drueding Center builds lives and renews hope by working with homeless women and their children to create two generations of self-reliant adults. For more information, visit www.druedingcenter.org.
About Holy Redeemer Health System
Holy Redeemer Health System is unique among health care providers with its HealthCare, HomeCare, and LifeCare divisions, which allow its patients, residents, and clients to access the optimal level of care, no matter where they are in life. Holy Redeemer Health System remains true to the mission to care, comfort, and heal that its sponsors, the Sisters of the Holy Redeemer, began in our region in. Today, Holy Redeemer offers a wide range of healthcare and health-related services, including an acute care hospital, home health and hospice services, two skilled nursing facilities, personal care, an independent living community for seniors, low-income housing, an active adult living community, and a transitional housing program for homeless women and children. With corporate offices in Huntingdon Valley, PA, Holy Redeemer Health System is a Catholic healthcare provider, serving southeastern Pennsylvania and 12 counties in New Jersey, from Union County south to Cape May County.
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