The act of digging, planting seeds, and watching them grow....
…allowed 7-year old Evan* a reprieve from the trauma he had experienced as a survivor of domestic violence.
Survivors at Sojourner House, Women Against Abuse’s transitional housing program, worked with staff to plant a community garden filled with flowers and veggies for the women and children to enjoy. It soon became one of Evan's favorite places to play.
Instead of lashing out in anger as he had in the past, Evan felt focused and excited to see the progress as his seedlings grew. Evan’s therapist began meeting with him in the garden, where the two of them tenderly watered the plants and pulled out weeds, as they discussed his past and his hopes for the future.
Growth and transformation like Evan’s are only possible because of the commitment of valued supporters like you.
We hope you enjoy these photos of the healing garden at Sojourner House...
*Client's name has been changed to protect confidentiality.