Over the last few months, life everywhere has been significantly altered. As we continue to practice physical distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic, we have found ways to use this time to foster reconnection with ourselves, our friends and families, human and non-human neighbors, and the global family.
Our Altus space remains closed to broader community offerings, however, we are slowly beginning to have in person group sessions with HAICU. The group met in person for the first time in months last week! They sat outside, while social distancing and wearing masks, and felt great to be off of the computer screens!
To support our Vermont communities, we have been sending out a weekly resource newsletter to nourish the body, mind and spirit. The newsletter is full of online yoga classes, guided meditations, art activities, and other creative ways to support ourselves through this difficult time.
Help 6 Trauma Survivors Heal Through Art - Covid19 Update
By Cleopatra Griffin - Director of Operations
As we practice physical distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic, we are looking for ways to use this time to foster reconnection with ourselves, our friends and families, human and non-human neighbors, and global family.
While our Altus space is closed, we are finding creative ways to stay in contact with our program participants, through regular check-in phone calls, online discussion groups and video classes. Our HAICU participants are enthusiastic about learning new technology and have expressed the first few online sessions were a huge success full of laughter!
We're also looking for ways to support the borader community in Central Vermont with a weekly resource newsletter to nourish your body, mind and spirit. The newsletter is full of online yoga classes, guided meditations, art activities, and other creative ways to support ourselves through this difficult time.
SafeArt's Healing Arts Imaginary Care Unit officially hosted its first session at The Upper Valley Haven homeless shelter in White River Junction. The group of women met weekly for five months to build community and learn techniques for healing through various types of creative expression. We have been excitedly invited to begin again in January of 2020, and are looking forward to a continued partnership with The Haven.
The Healing Arts program was a huge success at Riverbend Residential Care Home in Chelsea VT and we have recieved a small Community Action Team Grant from Ben and Jerry's Foundation to continue that group!
We are looking forward to continued expansion, with help from our donors and Vermont grants, thank you!