Chris Cornell: Music therapy program established in Seattle
Music therapy has demonstrated unique abilities to heal, especially for reaching the inner self and encouraging the healthy expression of feelings. Two months following the tragic passing of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, Cornell's widow, Vicky Cornell, is looking to honor the memory of her late husband through the lens of music therapy's healing power.
"Chris and I always shared a strong belief in the healing and inspiring power of music," said Vicky Cornell in a statement. "Through Childhaven's establishment of this program, we are able to keep the promise for Chris by continuing to protect the world's most vulnerable children."
Specializing in childhood trauma treatment and prevention since 1909, the Seattle-based Childhaven has grown into one of the world's leading facilities and a treasured local resource that now serves hundreds of children and families. The organization is dedicated to strengthening family relationships and providing a foundation for generations of safe and nurturing families.
This generous donation to Childhaven is not the first from the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation, who previously contributed to the organization's music therapy program in 2013.