FLINT — Lost Voices and Whaley Children’s Center in Flint announce a concert Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Flint Institute of Music (1025 E Kearsley St.). The goal is to raise funding to bring the life-changing Lost Voices program to the girls and boys at the Whaley Children’s Center in 2020.
The Concert in the MacArthur Recital Hall at the Flint Institute of Music will feature Americana singer/ songwriters Jill Jack, Josh White, Jr., Jen Cass & Eric Janetsky, Kitty Donohoe, Samantha Cooper, and Mike Ball.
Founded by award-winning humorist, author, and singersongwriter Mike Ball, Lost Voices conducted two sessions at Whaley Children’s Center in 2019. Every one of the musicians on this bill has worked directly with the Whaley kids or in other Lost Voices programs. This Concert is to raise the funds needed to bring Lost Voices back to the Whaley Children’s Center for 2020.
Tickets are $25 in advance or at the door and can be purchased online at: lostvoices.org/events . Lost Voices is a Michigan 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that brings life-changing expressive therapy to kids who have experienced severe emotional trauma due to neglect, abuse, addiction, violence, and human trafficking. Since 2006, they have conducted song writing and performing workshops with these young girls and boys, helping them understand and express themselves in new ways, and to find validation for their deepest feelings. For more information please visit lostvoices.org.
Whaley Children’s Center is an independent, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1926 that provides residential child care services to children age 5- 17 years old who have suffered chronic and profound abuse and neglect. The services provided to children and families include residential treatment, group homes, family counseling and aftercare service. To learn more about Whaley Children’s Center, please visit www.whaleychildren.org. — P.S.