Urban Voices is a community of homeless and formerly homeless who transform lives through music.

WE SUPPORT OVER

65

VOLUNTEERS

5

PROJECTS

3

LOCATION

1

WHY SINGING?

Group singing naturally and directly addresses many complex psychosocial needs.

PHYSICAL

Singing requires controlled breathing that regulates the heart rate, triggers a relaxation response and brings the system to a homeostasis that generates feelings of wellbeing. Vocalizing improves posture, releases muscle tension and reinforces a mind/body connection.

PSYCHOLOGICAL

Singing demands focused concentration, improves mood, invites exploration and self-expression of difficult emotions and gradually builds self-esteem.

SOCIAL

Singing eases isolation and loneliness, quickly builds bonding in groups, encourages and supports positive social interactions, and ultimately combats the disintegration of communities and improves broader social networks.

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