SafeArt believes in the power of the arts to create personal and social change.
SafeArt is a community-based organization that engages creativity and the expressive arts as tools to support mental health and overall well-being. We offer residencies, workshops, and classes in the expressive arts for children, teens, and adults as well as ongoing focus groups.
Over the years, we have worked with trauma survivors to help them engage with and transform emotional, mental, and physical injuries of all kinds. We define trauma as any held injury in body, mind, and soul. As the organization has matured, we have witnessed the healing power of creative expression as beneficial for all, and have added offerings to the broader community in addition to our trauma-focused programs. All of our programming continues to be inclusive of everyone and trauma-informed.
We believe that we are all shaped by our experiences, and encourage participants to dive into the process of expressing themselves creatively without judgement or fear. Together, we can nourish and strengthen our minds, our families, and our communities – creating a safe space for all.
Our publications include: On Our Way…: An Anthology of SafeArt Writing 2000-2010 and A Curriculum of Courage: Making SafeArt.
We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion/creed, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of our activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone.