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OCCTAC Participates in Multicultural Arts Festival to Raise Awareness of Mental Health (OC Register)

The Orange County Children’s Therapeutic ARTS Center in Santa Ana recently participated in ‘Drawing Out Stigma’ Multi-ethnic Arts Festival at the MUZEO in Anaheim. The festival featured an art exhibit, food booths, live music and dance. Performances included Latin American harp music, Spanish dancers, Mexican folk dancers, jarana music, Chinese and Vietnamese music and dance, and traditional Middle Eastern music. READ MORE…

Orange County Register EVERYDAY HERO: Dr. Ana Jimenez-Hami

From the brightly painted hallway of OCCTAC, “Dr. Ana” – as everyone calls her – points to walls adorned with the works of the budding Picassos and Diego Riveras who go there. The center began with 150 children in a storefront office and now serves more than 1,000 every year from the bottom floor of a building on North Broadway in Santa Ana. READ MORE…