Thursday, April 7, 2011

At this Shelter, Art Studio Helps the Homeless Paint a Brighter Future // Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless

Full article here // Excerpt below

By Lori Chapman

An art studio doesn't usually make anyone's list of what the homeless need.

But when Anita Beaty decided to start painting in the storefront window of a homeless shelter, people were soon looking in and asking to join.

"It seemed to me that there were lots and lots of creative people among folks who were experiencing homelessness," Beaty says.

And she would be familiar with their needs -- Beaty is the executive director of the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless. She'd been looking for a way to combine her love of art with her passion for eliminating poverty.

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