Our community supporter Peak View Roofing has a challenge for you. They will DOUBLE your donation to Poetry Heals, up to $3000! We welcome one-time donations and recurring donations to sustain Poetry Heals through the year.
With a donation of $100 or more, you will receive a booklet of writing prompts we use in our workshops.
In 2019, we worked with 1,000 or so writers in individual and group settings. We’ve partnered with twelve organizations to provide workshops for teenagers, veterans and those without housing. We have trained seven new writing mentors to share the tool of therapeutic poetry writing with people living difficult lives. It has been a very good year!
In 2020, Poetry Heals plans to expand our outreach to at-risk teens in our community, to provide workshops to veterans in jail, and to provide regular workshops for those without housing through the Penrose Library and shelters. In January, we will start drop-in sessions during the week for folks not engaged with one of our partners. We will continue to look for fresh opportunities to share therapeutic poetry writing as an affordable, portable and accessible tool for helping to process trauma.