On Saturday, we launched our trauma art healing pilot project for Ukrainian refugees in Bautzen and were blown away by the response! We anticipated 36 women and teen refugees attending sessions with our trained art therapy team. Instead, we had 60 participants for the art therapy and over 125 for the warm meals!
Maria, a refugee herself and part of our team, said:
“We had a really great experience…the Dresden [art therapist] team is amazing and we’re very welcomed by Ukrainians. The participants shared their positive feelings after attending session, despite some sessions were very touching and women were crying, the end was good and full of hope and encouragement. So thank you very much for such a great tool and opportunity for refugees here in Bautzen.”
The day after our launch, “a million questions” were being asked about next Saturday. We launched in faith and the healing impact already happening. Thank you, God!
At the start of the evacuations, we anticipated supporting the refugees long-term meant trauma healing must be a priority. It is a priority to Jesus, and it is to us! That said, as an organization, we launched this pilot project before we received funding. We are actively looking for partners who can support this very needed help. We believe we are rebuilding Ukraine now, by investing in the healing of the women and families in Bautzen.
If you would like to contribute specifically to the art therapy project this week, thank you! We are raising funds for the full project and appreciate any donations through our NCF account: https://sforce.co/3vpFQ8z
Thank you! We are excited and expectant of more healing in the coming weeks