To empower individuals and communities impacted by violence and trauma through a transformative healing arts program.
Seven out of 10 people experience some form of trauma in their lifetimes, and the A Window Between Words (AWBW) arts program is a powerful way to process and cope with these experiences. Creating art can be a catalyst to release trauma, build resilience and ignite social change. It allows for self-expression without the need for words, and often participants gain insights into their lives during AWBW workshops, as well as find new ways to communicate and connect with themselves and others. Since its founding in 1991, more than a quarter million adults and children have participated in AWBW art workshops. To provide these workshops to the community, AWBW collaborates with over 200 shelters, outreach centers, schools and other organizations across the country.