The healing power of art is providing grieving families in Chester with another way to cope with losing loved ones to gun violence, writes Kevin Tustin for the Daily Times.
The Celebration of Life Portrait Program is a newly launched initiative through Heeding God’s Call that gives families an opportunity to create art while dealing with their loss together. Families meet weekly with the program facilitators to openly share feelings about their tragedies.
The idea for the program came from recently deceased Rev. Bernice Warren, a Chester icon and community activist. She saw the idea’s potential. It was then brought to life by the grassroots group Heeding God’s Call.
“When we first started, it brings back all of the memories,” said Charles Reynolds Sr. “It’s a special group to be in.”
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