Art Therapy is an effective and powerful tool to help anyone work through past or current issues such as trauma, depression, negative self-talk, fear, and much more. It gives an outlet for expression and transforms a person's negative and destructive energy into beautiful art.
We are blessed to have two wonderful graduate students from Mount Mary University here to run our art therapy program. Amber Thomas and Brieanna Harris will be here Tusdays and Fridays from 10 am-1 pm.
Thank you, ladies!
Four days before his assassination, Martin Luther King Jr gave a speech called, "Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution." It was about poverty and our responsibility towards our fellow man.
"One day we will have to stand before the God of history and we will talk in terms of things we’ve done. Yes, we will be able to say we built gargantuan bridges to span the seas, we built gigantic buildings to kiss the skies. Yes, we made our submarines to penetrate oceanic depths. We brought into being many other things with our scientific and technological power. It seems that I can hear the God of history saying, 'That was not enough! But I was hungry, and ye fed me not. I was naked, and ye clothed me not. I was devoid of a decent sanitary house to live in, and ye provided no shelter for me. And consequently, you cannot enter the kingdom of greatness. If ye do it unto the least of these, my brethren, ye do it unto me.' That’s the question facing America today," said King.
The speech was given in 1968 ...51 years ago this year... and yet it's still as relevant today as it was then.
Our business in life is our fellow man. It's recognizing that we are all human and worthy, no matter our skin tone, gender, financial situation, or other reasons. Just as we strive to live by MLK's words at ROTB, so does the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Epsilon Kappa Omega Chapter.
For the past 18 years, they have hosted an MLK luncheon and celebration here at the Breach, and we are grateful for each and every one of those years they've visited us.
To both the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority for their generosity, and to Martin Luther King Jr for his powerful teachings, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you.
Thank you to everyone who made our Christmas a success this year. Happy New Year!
Our Literacy Center volunteers work to ensure the Members are getting a practical education... but who says it can't also be fun? Practicing reading comprehension and following step-by-step instructions to make Christmas ornaments is challenging, festive, and fun!
We are looking for volunteers for December 25th, from 9 am until 2 pm to assist
with our Christmas Day. We will need help with serving food to Milwaukee's
most vulnerable population and help with disbursing gifts.
In addition, donations of SOCKS, HATS & GLOVES, HOODIES, and Men's BOOTS (sizes 9-13) will make their Christmas even warmer.
Thank you, Repairers! We couldn't do this without you!
MATC visited us on December 9th, offering occupational therapy for our Members. They had fun making puppets for Joy House!
The ARCW (AIDS Resource Center of WI) stopped by today and offered free AIDS and STI testing. Those who were tested got a goody bag and were entered into a raffle. They also provided lunch for the day. Thank you for all the good work you do!
The Herker Family, in association with Advent Lutheran, has been donating sleeping bags to Repairers of the Breach since 2004. Since then, they have donated over 6000 sleeping bags. Thank you! You are truly Repairers!
Jolly Old Saint Nick himself! That's right, Santa paid us a visit this week and we couldn't be more grateful, because he brought hats and mittens for us! Thank you, Santa! You are a true Repairer!
This year is record-breaking for us. This is the earliest we've ever opened our emergency warming room. Thank you to TMJ4, who helped get the word out that we are open when the temperatures fall to below 20.