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 awarness and bullying prevention through the arts.

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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?

- Youth Empowerment Summit

- Youth Summer Camp

- Residential Services

- Job Coaching

- Resume writing workshops
- Interview training workshops
- Creative therapies such as art, music and drama
- Promote community engagement

- Resources for Pet owners

- Veterans Support Services
- Group tours and outings
- Outreach through the arts
- Peer to Peer Counseling
- Homeless Outreach
- Participation on various Boards
- Participation on various conferences (this includes not only sitting
on steering committees but also presenting workshops)

Why are we here?

Who are we?

Our Board

President: NICHOLAS HOLSTEIN

Secretary: KAIROLLE EMPEY

Treasurer: HEATHER ANN

Member At Large: RAUL REYES

Member At Large: BRANDON PENA


Staff

Artistic Director: NICHOLAS HOLSTEIN

Outreach Coordinator: HEATHER ANN

Development & HR Director: RAUL REYES

Interns: MICHAEL CURRY & BRANDON PENA 

Vocal Directors: KAIROLLE EMPEY, RAVEN DIAMOND

Choreographer: CHRISTA KELLEY

Production Manager: RAVEN DIAMOND

Photographers/Videographers: RAVEN DIAMOND, HEATHER ANN

Editor: DAVID STENSTROM, HEATHER ANN

Graphic Artist: RAVEN DIAMOND