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A Window Between Worlds

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Causes: Arts & Culture, Civil Rights, Mental Health, Visual Arts, Women, Womens Rights

Mission: A Window Between Worlds is dedicated to cultivating and supporting a network of transformative arts programs that empower individuals and communities impacted by violence and trauma.

Results: Over 25 years, more than 200,000 children, women and men have participated in A Window Between Worlds healing arts workshops at partnering organizations across the country.

Target demographics: children, women and men affected by violence and trauma, including domestic violence and at-risk children and youth, veterans and their families, marginalized communities, those receiving mental health services, and others.

Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2016, AWBW worked with 1,284 facilitators at 365 locations, reaching 32,394 participants.

Geographic areas served: AWBW partners with shelters, outreach centers, schools and other human service agencies across the US. Nearly 70% of our programs are in California, with close to 40% in the Los Angeles area.

Programs: AWBW offers trainings, stipends, curriculum, supplies and support in launching and sustaining arts programming to partnering organizations our focus is providing facilitators with the trauma-informed tools needed to create a safe, nonjudgmental space for participants to express themselves in new ways, to find new solutions to the challenges they face, and to discover renewed hope in moving forward.

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Lizzie C.

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Rating: 4

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.