Mission And Vision

Our Mission

Poetry Heals uses expressive writing to provide vulnerable people with evidence-based support for their ongoing healing from the effects of stress and trauma.

Our Vision

Poetry Heals improves our community’s mental health by providing expressive writing workshops and tools. The concepts emphasized include:

                      • Writing poems is an affordable, portable, and accessible tool for processing trauma
                      • Art for the process, not the product
                      • Building skills for resilience
                      • Building social capital through community and connection
                      • Reducing barriers to community and individual health
                      • Creating safe, empowering space for healing
                      • Helping people feel seen, heard, and respected.