Ms.Yellow (Nuria Ortiz) is an international muralist, artist, craftswoman and jewelry maker. Born in Long Beach, Ca of Mexican descent, she has dedicated her life to the creative development and empowerment of community and youth through direct engagement. Her goal is to utilize her skill and knowledge to help bring people together using art as a therapeutic release. She has worked closely with schools, community centers, boys and girls clubs etc to develop workshops and mentorships for the youth. As a muralist Ms.Yellow has worked with communities to bring colorful murals with dreamy color schemes to the masses. Her works center on themes such as culture, sisterhood, education, unity, love and social justice. Her artwork and murals have been on display in museums, galleries, and streets throughout the United States and around the world such as Spain, France, Mexico and Egypt.
The Legacy Center Clubhouse is a program of Genesee Health System. The Legacy Center (formerly the Rainbow Connection) is member of Clubhouse Michigan.
The functions of Clubhouse Michigan are to: *Articulate positions on issues that affect the interest of adults with mental illness. *Educate and advise others throughout the state by clarifying the role of Clubhouses in the array of services offered through the mental health system. *Support the development of new ICCD Standards-based Clubhouses. *Collaborate with NAMI, USPRA, ICCD, MDCH, educational entities and other mental health organizations in the gathering, dissemination and utilization of outcome data as a measurement of accountability and effectiveness in best practices for Clubhouse model fidelity. *Facilitate the networking of clubhouses to function as a statewide coalition. *Work with MDCH to secure funding for the continuation and growth of Clubhouse services in keeping with the ICCD Standards. *Educate MDCH funders, other public and private organizations and managed care providers in Clubhouse philosophy and the importance of ICCD training and certification to promote best practices. *Collaborate statewide to advocate for relevant governmental policy change