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Painting Pictures of Survival

SPRINGDALE, AR -- Pieces of artwork created by survivors of domestic violence are sharing inspirational stories.
SPRINGDALE, AR -- Pieces of artwork created by survivors of domestic violence are sharing inspirational stories.

The exhibit at the Springdale Public Library will be on display during October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Peace at Home Family Shelter hosted the event and explained how art can help people express traumatizing events in their lives, and it can also be used to tell their stories of recovery and survival.

"They often have very little control over their own lives or any decisions they make, so being able to have control in the decision making process over creating a wonderful, powerful piece of artwork that conveys everything they've gone through is so important to the healing process," said Helen Ward, Outreach Advocate for the shelter.

Peace at Home Family Shelter wants the community to be involved and engaged and help promote domestic violence awareness. Mark your calendars for the free Family Fiesta, October 18, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Springdale Civic Center.

It is a family-friendly event with food, music, games and prizes all to help the cause.

For more information about domestic abuse or to ask for help, please call Toll Free 1 (877) 442 - 9811. Services are free and confidential.


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