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Healing through Art workshop

October is Domestic Violence Month and Family Services of So. Wisconsin’s DEFY Program is offering a Healing through Art workshop

Contact: Kelsey Hood-Christenson, President and CEO

Phone: (608) 365-1244


For Immediate Release: October 2, 2023

Beloit, WI-Family Services of So. Wisconsin’s DEFY program is pleased to announce its upcoming Healing Through Art Workshop, as part of Domestic Violence Month. This workshop is designed to empower individuals to harness the therapeutic potential of art as a means of healing, self-expression, and personal growth. This transformative workshop will take place on Thursday, October 21, from 2 to 5 pm at the Beloit Public Library at 605 Eclipse Boulevard, Classroom 111. This event is free to the public and limited to the first 25 registrants. Refreshments and art supplies will be provided. Art has long been recognized as a powerful tool for emotional expression and healing. The Healing Through Art Workshop offers participants an opportunity to explore their inner world, release suppressed emotions, and develop strategies for personal resilience and growth. This unique workshop is suitable for individuals of all ages and backgrounds, whether you are an experienced artist or a complete novice. Participants will be guided by local artists Kelly Gratz of the Creative Little Octopus Studio and Mandy Chitwood of Healing Hearts Through Art on a transformative journey of self-discovery and healing through the power of art to help individuals take the first step towards a more resilient and empowered you. The workshop will be conducted in a nurturing and non-judgmental environment, fostering a sense of community and connection among participants. To register for the Healing Through Art Workshop visit: or contact Mandy Chitwood at 608.364.1083.

For more information about Family Services and our programs, please contact us at 608.365.1244 or visit our website at For media inquiries or to request an interview with Mandy Chitwood, workshop facilitator at or 608.364.1083.


The mission of Family Services of Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois, Inc. is to restore, sustain, and enhance the lives of members of the community by providing an array of empowering services that focus on prevention, advocacy, case management, education, counseling and therapy.

Family Services of Southern Wisconsin

416 College Street Beloit, Wisconsin 53511

Phone: 608-365-1244 Fax: 608-365-4097


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