Our quilting therapy program is a program that will help the survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse, see the path from which the abuse started, to how they have journeyed from victim to victor. Each patch will represent every pain, and each step of healing and restoration. Each participant will be required to participate and finish each service and program here at Awaken that is offered, counseling, training, life skill classes and much more. At the end of each program, every participant will have a multicolor quilt that represent their life journey. This quilt will not represent pain or discomfort, it will represent a path of healing and will bring them peace, joy and comfort knowing that they are now victorious over the pain and their past.
With each breakthrough, a patch will be given, and that patch will represent a hurt, pain, fear, or a tear that was lost, there will patches of healing words of joy, pride, respect, dignity, confidence, and many more empowering words of their breakthrough. When they have finished the program, they will be handed a beautiful quilt of many colors representing the path to wholeness they have achieved. A quilt that will remind them each and every time they look at it, that they are not a victim but a survivor and how far they have come. A quilt that says, I am somebody, I have the right to be treated with respect and dignity, I have the right to live a pain free life.
Each participant will sew their quilt themselves, which will give them a sense of accomplishment in the healing process in their life, after all, the healing wouldn’t take place if they didn’t do the work themselves. That quilt will make a statement and tell their story to anybody that sees it and ask about how they came to make it. It will show the ashes that was their life, and the beauty that has transformed their life, it will show the path that lead to their healing, restoration, and a newness of life.