foster youth living in our transitional treatment home describes her art piece
below with honesty and courage.
"The heart is my heart and my heart beats. The dark line represents a dark
moment and a sad time. White is a good time. Sometimes the dark
over weighs the light in my life. The big dark shadow is the hardest
time, like going thru abuse for example. That's why the heart has a lock.
People that gained access may not have been the nicest. The red scars
represent the permanent scars in my head and terrifying times that effect me
til this day. But the heart is still together. STAY STRONG...I AM
ARMY STRONG." - Foster Youth, age