A Window Between Worlds

Rating: 4.93 stars   15 reviews


710 4th Ave #5 Venice CA 90291 USA


A Window Between Worlds uses art as a healing tool to empower and transform individuals and communities impacted by violence and trauma.


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.


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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Rating: 5 stars  

'Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has'. That quote by Margaret Mead inspires me...to give, to make a difference.

This is #MyGivingStory....a Story about 'Sport n Art 4 a Cause'

Early morning. a well-made Espresso. then a PCH ride on my motorcycle. After a few miles of feeling the ocean breeze - a cool little question popped up - 'What makes me happy?'...That just meant, time for a stop at the Marmalade Cafe...Along with an egg-white-frittata (highly recommend it!) breakfast, came a little answer.

I have always been passionate about Sport & Art. Realms that have always brought joy to me - high tide or low tide. But then a question came up 'What's passion without purpose?'

By the time i got my Shadow to kick up again to top gear, i came up with a fundraiser idea - for this awesome non-profit (A Window Between Worlds http://www.awbw.org) that uses Art as a Healing Tool for survivors of trauma ’n abuse, thereby making a positive difference in their lives.

An idea..that would be fun..that would bring in art for the sports fan..with a purpose.

.and when Passion meets Purpose, Life happens!

Check out this short film about my journey of 'Sport n Art 4 a Cause’...a football-themed facepainting fundraiser towards AWBW's cause.


It’s truly a #OurGivingStory with so many amazing people involved in making this happen. Special Thanks to L.A Cheeseheads and So.Cal Seahawks. They are such a fun, philanthropic football fan community out here in So.Cal

I'm grateful to share this experience with all of you for #GivingTuesday. Wishing u the very best in your journeys!

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