WELCOME TO

FINDING OUR VOICES

Colorado Springs
501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization est. 2010

We Believe

#HEALING IS POSSIBLE

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”

– Pablo Picasso

Recent Update

Note that Finding Our Voices has recently updated email operations. Please note the new email addresses when contacting FOV for different events and activities or use the links found here on the website.

Upcoming Events

Thank you to AJS Consulting

for their help with our Denim Day Event!

New Offering
Artist in Residence

Finding Our Voices is delighted to offer one on one (or one instructor with two artists) with our Artist In Residence, Dale MuellerSmith.

She is willing to work with our survivors on a creative project of your choice. You may choose from the list below, or discuss with Dale a project that you would like assistance with.

Sessions will last approximately an hour and a half, and may take place at your residence, Dale’s residence, the FOV studio at Cottonwood, or an agreed upon location such as a park – weather permitting.

We are delighted to offer this complementary private art class opportunity from our volunteer, Dale MuellerSmith, who facilitated our paper boxes workshop.

Dale Mueller Smith is a master educator with an additional Visual Arts degree. Her work has been seen at the Warehouse gallery, UCCS, PPLD, Mission Coffee, and the Deco Lounge at the FAC at Colorado College. She loves to create!

Phone or Text Dale to make arrangements:  719-359-7787      
or by Email dmuellersmith@msn.com


Creative Projects:

Hand Stitched Embellished Pillow
Hand Stitched Tote Bag
Hand Stitched Everyday Cloth Napkin 


Needle Doodle Squares
Needlepoint Bookmarks

Paper Flowers
Paper Gift Bags
Simple Paper Cards & Envelopes


Basic Books
Artist Books
Mini Books

Or possibly an unfinished FOV member project that you would like help completing

FOV Writer’s Group

You are invited to join on Zoom

FOV Women’s Support Group

You are invited to join on Zoom

Changed to the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month

For Joyce Aubrey’s book:

Beyond Aftershocks: Reclaiming Self After Sexual Trauma

“What I believe with certainty is that you and I, and everyone who tastes the bitter truth of sexual trauma has within us everything we need to face and overcome adversity.”

Joyce Aubrey

Coffee Time

acrylic palette knife painting

Facilitated by: Samantha Allen

IN PERSON ONLY

at Cottonwood Center for the Arts

Suggested Donation: $8.00 for the prepared canvas panel

Saturday, November 14th, 2021

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Please RSVP for the workshop by emailing us at:

artworkshop@findingourvoicescs.org

Workshop Information:

 

What makes you feel warm, tucked in, comforted, and safe?

This is a textured painting of your favorite comfort in a cup, or whatever symbolizes that for you, done in acrylic and gesso on specially prepared paint board. You will enjoy color, texture, and all the elements of art. The board comes ready to hang in your coffee/tea nook or to give away.

Facilitated by: Samantha Allen

Samantha Allen has a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art and has been creating and teaching art in various forms for most of her fifty-three years. In her home, family, and studio, she loves to create vision and metaphor for life. She and her husband Steve have lived in the Springs for the three years.

FOV Art Workshops will return to the Second Saturday of every month beginning in January 2022

Survivors benefited from more than 900 hours of healing art workshops in 2020.

Your generous donations made it possible for survivors to grow beyond trauma!

Art workshops

See future calendar events for FINDING OUR VOICES as well as pictures of past events!

Opportunities to Support

Finding Our Voices

DO YOU SHOP THROUGH AMAZON.COM?
Your regular everyday purchases could help benefit Finding Our Voices!

Have you heard of Amazon Smile?
https://smile.amazon.com/

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.
Every item available for purchase on amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile at the same price. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.

Simply go to the website listed above, sign in to your amazon account as usual for purchasing and it will ask you to select a charitable organization.  In the search bar, just below their suggested organizations, type in Finding Our Voices and select us for your chosen charity to support.  We are located in Colorado Springs, CO and founded in 2010.  Then shop as your normally would!

You are making an impact!
We greatly appreciate your help and support!
Tell a friend, so they can help too – every little bit counts!

THANK YOU

Support Finding Our Voices through Fundraising items

-ATTENTION-

These items (and others) are available for purchase and sold by The Terza Factor, 50% of all proceeds from the sales of the Finding Our Voices collection is donated to the non-profit Finding Our Voices in Colorado Springs.  The mission of Finding Our Voices is to empower adult survivors of sexual assault to thrive by offering creative activities and healing events while advocating in our community.

Clicking the link will redirect you to The Terza Factor website.

Your Donations Help Make Healing Art Possible for

Survivors of Sexual Assault and their Allies

THANK YOU!

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