• Expedite recovery
    through artistic expression
    and human connection

AFT is dedicated to enriching the lives of both civilian and military trauma survivors by pairing recovering patients with established artists from various creative disciplines.

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

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“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

Aug 18
Chocolate & Art Show
The Vortex, 2341 E. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90021
Jun 22