A survivor drew her own version of our Freedom Butterfly during an art therapy session.
Artist Jessie Roseberry leads an exercise during an art therapy session with survivors.
Art therapy materials spread out on the table. Each word and material was meant to invoke love.
One survivor works with watercolors to depict beauty during one art therapy exercise.
Survivors selected quotes that filled them with hope for their futures. Together, they built a wall of hope by placing them side by side.
A survivor holds up a finished greeting card. Creative exercises are powerful for healing from trauma.
A survivor carefully selects an item for her collage. Giving survivors chances to make choices is key to healing from slavery - where choice is often taken.
A survivor pastes a meaningful quote inside her art therapy journal for safe-keeping.
Our trained therapy dog, Pine, attended the entire retreat. Connecting with animals like Pine helps survivors re-learn how to trust in relationship.
A survivor admires her watercolor alongside a passage that inspires her.
Survivors created posters to express their hopes for their futures.
Survivors received care packages upon arrival, including gourmet cookies like these. The retreat aimed to make them feel seen and safe.
A survivor's finished piece of art lays out to dry after an art therapy session.