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In collaboration with program partners A Window Between Worlds (AWBW) provides healing art interventions for adults, children and communities impacted by trauma and abuse by creating a life-changing space for safety, connection and healing.

Our model trains staff, “Windows Leaders,” at service agencies to seamlessly integrate art through facilitated workshops. Windows programs provide a process that allows individuals to express and release feelings, process traumatic experiences, enable post-traumatic growth and increase resiliency. Through the art experience, participants gain a greater sense of themselves, find their voice and develop hope and vision for a better future.

Attending a leadership training is required in order to become a certified Windows Program facilitator. Certified Windows Leaders are supported on an ongoing basis, beyond the initial training, through a national network. Innovations and best practices are shared online regularly, resulting in a high quality, growing curriculum of over 500 workshops.

If you are interested in learning more about how to get involved as a collaborating program partner, please contact us by complete a program interest form.

AWBW's art programs help survivors to take important steps in their journey toward healing through:

Expressing Feelings
"Thank you for helping me reach my feelings that were hidden for so long. For the first time in my life, I relaxed. You don't even know how much I'm thankful for that." 
—Adult Windows Participant

Releasing the Past
"I was able to let go of the revenge. I thought I had to carry that with me forever, but now I know I don't have to. It feels good, like I don't have to be mad at my dad anymore."
—Children's Windows Participant, age 11

Building Confidence
"I was strong when I went to get help for my mom when my dad was beating her. I am even stronger now because I won't live that way anymore."

—Children's Windows Participant, age 8

Developing Hope
"This workshop helped me to envision a future for myself and my children that is beautiful, full of possibilities and happiness."
—Adult Windows Participant

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