How we got here
With many years as a mental health provider in the community, Stairways Behavioral Health has established itself as a leader in helping individuals reach recovery. BLOOM Director Lee Steadman is a nationally renowned artist and naturalist.
Through his vision of using art as a way to heal, BLOOM places its focus on Erie’s mental health through programming that educates Stairways clients and community members how to be mentally “well” through the arts. As part of this effort, BLOOM is a region-wide initiative that infuses personal lives, professional endeavors and neighborhoods with energy, joy, and inspiration and the nourishment needed to thrive.