New Headquarters and Healthcare Facility to Feature Expressive Artwork by Clients and Staff, in Collaboration with International Painter and Muralist Tova Snyder

International muralist and painter Tova Snyder facilitates creative workshop with clients and staff to develop expressive art pieces.

THE BRONX, New York— VIP Community Services (“VIP”), a Bronx-based health center, is moving to a new state-of-the-art facility this fall. International painter and muralist Tova Snyder is facilitating creative workshops with clients and staff to develop expressive art pieces for the new space, which houses services including primary care, mental health, vocational, and substance abuse treatment.

The mission of VIP’s Art Factory project – created by Jessica Brigyoni and funded by the MAT-PDOA grant program – is to reintroduce expressive therapy to VIP’s care continuum and inspire the Bronx and surrounding communities with stories of transformation, healing, and overcoming addiction.

A live art demonstration will be held Friday, September 27, 2019 to introduce the new project and showcase the artistic process. In October 2019, the art will be installed in the new building at 770 E. 176th Street, Bronx, NY 10460, followed by a public unveiling in November 2019.


Live art demonstration to introduce VIP’s Art Factory project


Tova Snyder (international muralist and painter |; Jessica Brigyoni (VIP consultant and creator of the Art Factory); with clients, staff, and Bronx-based artists    


Friday, September 27, 2019, 9:30am-11am EDT


Abraham Plaza, 1870 Crotona Avenue, Bronx, NY 10457

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VIP Community Services was founded in 1974 on the belief that people can become self-sufficient and transform their communities into safe, thriving neighborhoods. Our person-centered philosophy respects individuals and tailors treatment to best serve their needs. We work to successfully house individuals and families, treat addiction, and provide physical and mental wellness. VIP Community Services is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and Certified Community Behavioral Health Center (CCBHC). For more information, visit