• Expedite recovery
    through artistic expression
    and human connection
  • Creativity…
    Connectivity… Community…
    It takes a Village.

Artists for Trauma (AFT) is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of both civilian and military trauma survivors by pairing recovering patients with established artists from various disciplines.

Become a Student

Are you or someone you know a trauma survivor? Artists for Trauma can help.      

Sign Up to Volunteer

We need Volunteers in all parts of the country. Please complete the Expression of Interest form here.

Donate Now

Every donation counts in honoring the bravery, courage and tenacity of the patients we serve.

“The whole experience was deeply moving and I am grateful to Lauree and Ford for their generous and loving spirits.” – Bruce
“The experience that AFT provides to artists and survivors is tremendously rewarding for both parties.” – Etan
“Seeing this transformative experience firsthand was really incredible and such a satisfaction to be able to help.” – Ki

What is AFT?

Trauma happens in an instant. It is unexpected, devastating and life altering. If we are not victims ourselves, many of us know someone who has experienced a traumatic experience.
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Laura’s Story

Gravely injured in a tragic helicopter crash on California’s Catalina Island that killed three other passengers in 2008, Laura Sharpe suffered critical, near-fatal injuries that would change the course of her life forever.
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Upcoming Events

May 4
“Oasis for Healing” Showcase
Los Angeles, California
Jan 1
Wednesdays in the Garden
Los Angeles, California