Miriam’s Studio is a distinctly different therapeutic space than what many of our guests are used to, and that’s really important–especially for those of our guests who don’t trust the traditional homeless services model.
Guests are free to create art in a variety of media – drawing, sculpture, collage, painting, jewelry – that can be completed in a single session or over several sessions. During the creative process, the art therapist observes and engages guests while participants speak openly and gain support from each other in a safe and trusting environment.
This approach creates a place of belonging, where each guest is free to share, express, and grow. In doing so, relationships with case managers are built, trust is earned and dignity is fostered.
Update: Miriam’s Studio sessions have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.
Each week during Studio hours, we offer:
Open Studio Art Therapy
Creative Writing groups
In addition, we have special activities such as:
Studio activities are facilitated by our Art Therapist, case managers and volunteers.