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 Our Mission:
A Window Between Worlds is a nonprofit organization dedicated to using art to help end domestic violence. Through creative expression, battered women and children gain a sense of renewal and power. Their images of hope, survival and strength educate the public and become "a window between worlds" for survivors taking steps to change their lives
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Expanded Scope:
A Window Between Worlds' partners have long recognized the impact of Windows trauma-informed arts programs for survivors of all forms of trauma*. Through partnership with agencies serving trauma survivors in various fields, AWBW is further developing trauma-informed art workshops to better serve the following sectors: sexual assault, veteran's communities, homelessness, male survivors, and batterer's intervention.

It is our hope to make this resource available to any agency seeking a trauma-informed and strength based service that offers art as a healing tool to survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and other forms of prolonged trauma.

Since 1991
, AWBW has provided creative expression as a healing tool for over 131,000 battered women and their children in crisis shelters, transitional homes, and outreach centers throughout the United States.

By providing an environment that promotes healing, art workshops help
women and children to develop a renewed sense of hope and possibility
that profoundly impacts future decisions regarding the direction of
their lives, their relationships, and how to stay safe. Art empowers survivors to transform how they view themselves, allowing them to see past the abusive messages they learned from their batterers and rebuild their self-confidence.

 The AWBW Program is available to any agency or organization seeking to implement art as healing tool for survivors of domestic violence. We invite you to learn more about our programs and to join us in using art to empower survivors and to break the silence surrounding domestic violence in our communities.

For further information on our programs please call us at (310) 396-0317 or e-mail info@awbw.org. For other domestic violence resources, see our Domestic Violence Resource List.

*A traumatic experience involves a threat to one's physical or emotional well-being, and elicits intense feelings of helplessness, terror, and lack of control (American Psychiatric Association, 2000).


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