"On the seventh day, only the owl and the panther were still awake. Because they did not succumb to sleep, they were given the power to see in the dark." 

- from a Cherokee creation story



Our Mission

To provide meaningful and healing expressive arts experiences in the community and the natural world for refugee families resettled in Tucson who have been impacted by trauma, torture and traumatic dislocation. To foster acceptance of refugees in the community through education.  And to honor the efforts of our volunteers who make this work possible.


Our Vision

While we are hopeful for a torture-free world someday, until that day comes, we seek to create a nurturing environment in which families and individuals can heal and become as whole as possible.