Usual Artspects

A nonprofit organization

$1,450 raised by 6 donors

14% complete

$10,000 Goal

Who We Are: 

The mission of The Usual Artspects is to provide healing and empowerment through art for female survivors of physical violence and sexual abuse to improve the quality of their life mentally, emotionally, and physically. Through a safe supportive environment, we provide advocacy, awareness, community, education, and resources for survivors through various art and social events, along with artistic therapeutic healing programs and workshops. 

Our programs create a safe space for therapeutic release and overlooked artistic voices from trauma survivors. Expressive Art Programs and Art Therapy have been proven to reduce symptoms of Anxiety, Depression, C-PTSD, and PTSD in survivors of sexual abuse and violence. Our target populations include underserved women and children in the Grapevine community and surrounding Dallas Fort Worth areas

Why We're Needed:

1 in 2 women in the United States will experience some form of sexual assault in their lifetime.

1 in 3 women have experienced domestic violence.

1 in 6 women are the victims of rape or attempted rape.

94% of female rape victims experience symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

33% of female rape survivors contemplate suicide. 


Physical and sexual trauma can have devastating psychological, emotional, and physical side effects for the survivors and those around them. 


Giving Activity

Mission

The mission of The Usual Artspects is to provide healing and empowerment through art for female survivors of physical and sexual abuse while improving the quality of their life mentally, emotionally, and physically. Through a safe supportive environment, we provide advocacy, awareness, community, education, and resources for survivors through various art and social events, along with artistic therapeutic healing programs and workshops.

Needs

We are in need of funding for our Art Therapy Programs. Each 6 week program costs $3,000 to serve 15 clients. This amount covers the Art Therapist's salary and prep time, supplies, and a safe undisclosed venue location.

We are also in need of funding for our up and coming Prevention Education Programs for children that we would like to provide for local school districts and libraries in Tarrant County.

Prevention Education is crucial for children because:

1 in 2 women will experience sexual abuse in their lifetime.

1 in 9 girls will be sexually abused under the age of 18.

93% of children are abused by someone they know, meaning the “Stranger Danger” Programs are outdated.

Equity Statement

The Usual Artspeccts does not unlawfully discriminate internally (in its administrative and program operations) or externally (in provision of services) on the basis of race, political orientation, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, or mental or physical disability or any other status prohibited by applicable law.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Usual Artspects

Tax id (EIN)

87-4242800

Guidestar

Causes

Domestic/Family Violence & Advocacy, Human Trafficking & Exploitation, Women & Girls

Operating Budget

Less than $100,000

Counties Served

Collin, Dallas, Denton, Tarrant

BIPOC Serving

Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, Other

Address

312 W Northwest Hwy, Suite 162
GRAPEVINE, TX 76051