On August 30 and 31, 2017, art from Knitting in Recovery was featured at an event for the Ventura County Family Justice Center Initiative.
Michael Jump of the District Attorney’s office for Ventura County is leading the initiative to create a Family Justice Center (FJC) in Ventura. The mission of FJCs is to support individuals that are victims of domestic abuse, child abuse, sexual assault, human trafficking, or elder abuse and their families. FJCs integrate government services, non-profit organizations, local law enforcement, civil legal assistance, and other victim advocacy needs in one location to ease access to these services. The August event was a 2-day planning session with representatives from various county agencies that work with families in crisis.
Art from Knitting in Recovery was showcased at this event as a physical testimonial of the benefits of the arts, mindfulness, and community for people in or recovering from crisis.
Pom pom wall hanging. Pom poms from girls at House of Hope, a safe-house for teen girls who have experienced sexual exploitation or abuse. Assembled by Emily Wages. Pom poms were made in shades of purple, the official color for domestic abuse.
Emily Wages displaying artwork from our talented clients from House of Hope and New Visions.
The finished display before moving into the conference hall for the event.
Knitting in Recovery would like to thank Mike Jump and his associates for giving us the opportunity to showcase the wonderful work we are doing and the talent of our clients. We would also like to thank the Ventura County Arts Council for acting as the liaison between Knitting in Recovery and Mr. Jump and for so thoughtfully displaying the work.