Since the founding of Arts Aftercare we've worked closely with International Justice Mission in many capacities. IJM has been a critical partner in the development and piloting of our Healing Arts Toolkit. We are currently working closely with IJM as they develop their Artist Partner Program, and are discussing future collaborations as part of our Face2Face trips program.
We are officially partnered with YouthCare and have run our "Thursday Jams" volunteer program at their James W. Ray Orion Center since October of 2010. We are in the process of connecting Seattle-area arts therapists with YouthCare's safehome for survivors of human trafficking in the State of Washington.
Since the fall of 2010 we have partnered with The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology (formerly Mars Hill Graduate School) working with graduate students on research related to the therapeutic use of arts in human trafficking aftercare. We will soon have a database of research and other resources available through this website.
We are grateful for our partnership with Art With Heart whose mission is to: "...improve the lives of high risk youth with therapeutic tools and programs that promote mental health and well-being."
We are proud to team up with Music Works Northwest, consulting with their music therapists on our Healing Arts Toolkit, and working together to develop programs with Seattle-area street youth.
We are pleased to join forces with New Horizons Ministries on Tuesday nights. Since September of 2011 Arts Aftercare music volunteers have jammed with the wonderful youth that come to New Horizons for a hot meal, clean clothes, a shower, job training, and many other empowering services that the encouraging folks at New Horizons provide.
Samaritana Transformation Ministries serves victims of sexual exploitation in Manila, Philippines, and provides holistic care that gives women and children more choices for a brighter future. Samaritana directors Jonathan and Thelma Nambu serve on the advisory board for the Healing Arts Toolkit, and have co-hosted the pilot trainings at their facilities in Manila.