ArtWorks inspires hope, and promotes healing in children who have faced the challenges of poverty, homelessness, physical or sexual abuse, and the destructive behaviors it can cause. Through innovative art programs ArtWorks strives to build the children’s self esteem, discover and nurture their creative talents, and encourage future success. Through community exhibits, ArtWorks provides a personal connection between these often isolated children and the general public, giving the children a much needed presence and voice; a voice that educates, and advocates in an honest and powerful way for themselves, and other children facing similar circumstances.