“Healing Through Music,” a program developed in 2018, is a project intended to actively fight the opioid crisis being experienced in our community and to reach out in earnest to those struggling with other aspects of addiction and mental illness. The LSO firmly believes that these individuals are a vital part of our community whose contribution should be valued. They truly deserve opportunities for artistic experiences that music can provide. As part of this program, Lima Symphony musicians have performed for people in a variety of locations, including crisis stabilization units, hospitals, prisons, housing for homeless veterans, and youth and family service centers, reaching those directly impacted by drug addiction and mental illness. This program is made possible by generous donations from Altria, Mercy Health at St. Rita’s, and Rudolph Foods.