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Craft Group Provides Connections in Homeless Shelter

A beautiful story of the therapeutic benefits of crafting from the Boston Globe.

At the Barbara McInnis House in the South End, where people dealing with homelessness also suffer the pains of medical illnesses, a surprising sort of therapy has brought them together with volunteers in what has become a curative social group. Young and old, men and women, a grandmother and a young pregnant woman all use arts and crafts to ease their minds of struggles ranging from disabilities to kidney disease to drug addiction.

[via craftivism]

4 thoughts on “Craft Group Provides Connections in Homeless Shelter

  1. Edelweiss says:

    What a heartwarming story. So glad this was included. It reminds me that I have no idea how my talents and skills could be used to ease the suffering of someone else if I just look around to fill a need. Thanks again, this has really touched me deeply.

  2. betsy says:

    Aw, thanks, Rachel for spreading the word about this awesome project in Boston!!!

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