FINDING OUR VOICES
501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization est. 2010
#HEALING IS POSSIBLE
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
– Pablo Picasso
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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!
Healing Hearts Through The Arts
Photographs from the April Survivor Art Exhibit will be available for viewing soon!
On our ABOUT page for Upcoming Events
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.”
May Art Workshop
May Art Workshop
In person at
space limited, social distancing and masks required
Option for Virtual Workshop
through ZOOM request by email
Saturday, May 8th, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Please RSVP for the workshop by emailing us at:
Let us know if you will attend in person or via Zoom
This art activity will focus on tapping into the lingering feelings we may have from a previously challenging event or traumatic experience from our past. Through a safe and gentle process, participants will depict feelings and emotions through the use of art materials, namely acrylic paints on paper, and then transform that depiction into a completely different work of art.
The goal of the workshop will be to allow ourselves to move through the healing process of feeling what might be considered “uncomfortable” and transforming that expression into something that represents “freedom” or “peacefulness”.
Materials will be provided to those attending in person.
If attending through Zoom, you will need to provide your own materials as listed below.
(1) Sheet – 16” x 20” or 18” x 24” sized white drawing paper
(1) 16” x 20” (or size of your choice) wrapped canvas or canvas board
Variety of acrylic paint colors
1-3 paint brushes
Liquid glue (not a glue stick)
Cup of water
Plastic tablecloth or newspapers
Optional – colored markers
Facilitated by: Kim Griffis
Kim is a trained counselor and art therapist with a private art therapy practice in Colorado Springs. She currently works primarily with veterans and active military personnel as an art expression group facilitator at Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center and has facilitated several Finding Our Voices workshops in the past.
As an art therapist, Kim invites clients to explore ways to communicate feelings, thoughts and life events using a variety of art materials and expressive techniques, often without the use of words. This can help increase emotional well-being, foster self-awareness, address addictions, develop social skills, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem by enhancing one’s self-awareness. Through the process of creating art, her clients have the opportunity to explore their inner self in visual manner, which can often reduce anxiety and positively influence self-exploration.
Kim has also utilized art therapy for several years to facilitate her own healing from early childhood incest and adult sexual violence.
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?
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!
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We greatly appreciate your help and support!
Tell a friend, so they can help too – every little bit counts!
Support Finding Our Voices through Fundraising items
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.