“[Street artist] Skid Robot humanizes the homeless by incorporating them into his art, creating scenes in which the subjects aren’t just a faceless person, down on their luck.” –Huffington Post
Before becoming an art therapist, I volunteered for a time at a homeless shelter in Somerville, Massachusetts. I worked with another woman and we did art projects with children, taught mothers how to make healthy meals on a tight budget and most of all formed relationships with the young, often single parent, families residing in the small shelter. It was an experience that in many ways informed my path toward art therapy and mental health counseling.
Years later, I went on to do further work at a wonderful program called Housing Families, Inc. in Malden, Massachusetts, where I interned as an art therapist. In that role I learned even more about how fine the line truly is between having…
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