The Cohill Foundation


Lakisha Cohill

Executive Director (205) 730-6233
717 Ave I,
Bessemer, AL 35020

The Cohill Foundation

The Cohill Foundation allows art to be an outlet for children when words fail. Our goal is to help youth express themselves through creative expressions such as poetry, music, photography, culinary, dance, and art. We use creative art to help youth process their emotions, feelings, and negative experiences.

Our widely embraced creative art programs help youth:
  • Learn effective strategies for emotion regulation
  • Change negative core beliefs about themselves
  • Reduce engagement in high-risk behavior, such as interpersonal violence
  • Heal from histories of trauma
  • Discover alternative coping strategies to deal with trauma
  • Develop resilience and acquire the social and emotional skills associated with success in school, the workplace, and in the world at large