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

We Believe


“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.

FOV wishes you a

Happy New Year!

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 Yarnsters

You are invited to join!
Yarnsters is an informal, social gathering of FOV survivors and allies. We meet on Tuesdays beginning at 12:30 and lasting as long as we have yarns to spin and tales to tell.
Join us at Pikes Perk Coffee and Tea House, 5965 N. Academy Blvd. Creative needlework projects are encouraged but not required… bring craft supplies or just be prepared to chat. Come grow with us in this special FOV community.
If you would like a weekly, email reminder for Yarnsters, send your address to

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

First 2022 FOV ArtWorkshop

Family-Survivors-Allies-Friends are invited to the First 2022 FOV ArtWorkshop.

We have exciting news to share! We are asking you to “double-up” come and bring someone to paint and learn about FOV programs and events.

Process Feelings with a Paintbrush


Facilitated by: Joyce Aubrey & Linda Curell


at Cottonwood Center for the Arts

click for directions

Donations Accepted

Saturday, January 8th, 2022

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Please RSVP for the workshop by emailing us at:


Workshop Information:


Wherever you are in your healing journey, you can take a few more steps forward in FOV workshops. Our Founder, Joyce Aubrey has insisted that art workshops be the foundation of FOV, because creative arts were pivotal in her healing. Community Support and survivor participation has allowed FOV to provide art events for survivors for more than a decade.

  • Parking is free
  • Dress to paint (acrylic paint doesn’t wash out)
  • No art experience required (we just play)
  • Supplies provided
  • Donations Accepted (online or at the event)

Following the workshop there will be an opportunity to honor the life of Debbie Crawford, artist, writer, & original yarnster.

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

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!

You are making an impact!
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.

Your Donations Help Make Healing Art Possible for

Survivors of Sexual Assault and their Allies


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