Raising spirits and saving babies through color and design

Soapbox writes this week about Cradle to Cincinnati's "Happy to Wait" initiative, a partnership with Ryan Mulligan, assistant professor of fine arts at UC's College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP). Mulligan's students worked with community volunteers to paint and rehab the Price Hill Health Center to make it a more welcoming place for low-income mothers and mothers-to-be — a place they'd be happy to return to for support and encouragement.

Mulligan and his students are hoping to transform all 23 urban health centers in Hamilton County into a place where women can receive the care they really need. 

“These are our moms, and this is our city,” Mulligan says. “I’m dedicated to doing this, to dreaming up ways for artists to give back, to helping families feel loved and to help women feel like the city cares about them — not just the baby — during and after pregnancy.”
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