As part of the support for residents and members of the community, on October 23rd, Inspirations Studio
has opened as part of our 389 Church Street supportive housing redevelopment managed by YWCA Toronto
. The studio is a ceramic-based program for women who have been impacted by poverty, trauma, homelessness, mental and physical health and/or addiction issues. The Studio's core mission is to facilitate improvements in members' lives through the making and selling of pottery. Through creative, therapeutic and skill building work, women gain a sense of self-confidence, dignity and stability, a connection with community, earn supplemental income and engage in a new way with the world as makers. The Studio also offers workshops and collaborative opportunities for other agencies. (Photo courtesy of YWCA Toronto).