The Pacific Art League (PAL) provides high-quality art education and activities for the public, but art can be more than a hobby or a pastime. Substantial evidence supports the therapeutic benefits of art education working as an emotional release and a creative thinking catalyst. With traditional school subjects, art education can also enhance the level of all learning. To increase the number of recipients who could take advantage of their programs, Supervisor Simitian recommended funding for a PAL partnership with the Bill Wilson Center. PAL art educators work with youth in crisis at three Bill Wilson Center sites, allowing County clients the therapeutic benefits of making art.