Owl & Panther seeks to find a balance of peace and harmony between all cultures and among refugee children and their families. We offer refugee families opportunities for personal expression, enhanced self-esteem, validation of self-worth, and ways of connection to others



"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 help educate the community and beyond, about refugees in order to foster acceptance.  And to honor the efforts of our volunteers who make this work possible.


Our Vision

While we are hopeful that someday we will live in a world where torture will cease to exist, until that day comes, we seek to create a nurturing environment in which families can heal and to make our families and each person as whole as possible.