A Window Between Worlds
Rating: 4.93 stars 14 reviews
Issues: Civil Rights, Arts & Culture, Mental Health, Women
Location: 710 4th Ave #5 Venice CA 90291 USA
Results: For 24 years, A Window Between Worlds (AWBW) has centered our work in the field of domestic violence, providing art interventions for over 159,000 women and their children. Our partner agencies recognize how effective our workshops are in healing trauma and building resilience, and strong results have created an even higher demand for our workshops in shelters and beyond. Today AWBW is being asked to share our healing art curriculum with new partners. We are at a unique crossroads ready to explore new collaborations using art to create safety, healing and change.
Target demographics: survivors of trauma including domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, returning combat veterans and their families, the homeless, the mentally ill and others.
Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2014, AWBW worked with 928 Leaders serving over 20,700 women, men and children in 30 states.
Geographic areas served: A Window Between Worlds uses art to transform trauma, creating a life changing space for safety, connection and healing. We make art accessible by serving as a hub of innovation, partnering with domestic violence shelters, sexual assault agencies, veterans organizations and other community sites using art to emwpoer healthy transformations.
Programs: AWBW is the only national organization offering comprehensive training and ongoing support to domestic violence and other trauma recovery programs wishing to develop and implement permanent healing art programs for adults and children who have experienced violence. These highly effective workshops utilize hands-on arts experiences, as well as embodied art and movement, to provide a safe environment for survivors to open up expression, release painful feelings and start the healing process in a supportive, trauma-informed environment.
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I believe this organization does amazing work, the staff really does care about the organization and the people it empowers. AWBW helps people become self sufficient and learn about their inner strengths they did not know they have deep within themselves.
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This organization helped me learn about helping other heal through art and express their inner emotions through art
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Reach out to other not just victims of domestic violence
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They are extremely focused on helping others, and having worked and volunteered with the AWBW staff I saw that they are passionate about what they do and really go above and beyond to raise awareness and help and teach other about domestic abuse and empowerment.