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Art From Ashes
Mission statement

Art from Ashes exists to empower struggling youth by providing creative programs that facilitate health and hope through expression, connection and transformation.

Brief description of services provided

Art from Ashes (AfA) provides creative empowerment programming for young people aged 12-24, utilizing spoken word, poetry, intuitive writing, and art. AfA offers youth a safe space where they can freely express themselves without being censored and without fear of judgment, through Virtual Workshops, Events, Creative Drop-in time, and our nationally-recognized, award-winning curriculum programs. All of AfA’s programs provide a safe, non-judgmental space with caring adults and community artists for youth to share their dreams, hopes, fears and pain, as well as the opportunity to connect with their community, and transform their stories from trauma to self-empowerment.

Good to know (internal only)
  • Therapeutic creativity, not art therapy – Social Worker available on-site
  • Parental consent only required to share work publicly
  • Drop-in is ADA accessible


  • Virtual Workshops & First Friday Events: email [email protected] to register
    Phoenix Rising: check calendar on website or email programs@ to find out if any open community programs are available
    Creative Drop-in: registration not required, show up anytime on Wed b/w 4pm-6pm
Service details (internal only)
  • Services: intuitive creative programs, youth empowerment, youth drop-in workshops (virtual & in-person), youth paid performance opportunities
  • Creative Drop-in: given art notebook at 1st visit, art supplies set up w/ option to do guided activities, free pizza, drop-in whenever (b/w 4-6p on Wed)
  • Virtual Writing Workshops: poetry-focused small groups (~1-6 attendees) every other Sat 10-11a
  • First Friday Events: currently virtual, poems are written during event and then presented with option to share other work at end, presenters are compensated ($$)
  • Youth Ambassador program – paid to promote and present (existing clients only)
  • Adult Workshops: program fee, parallels youth Pheonix Rising program
  • Pheonix Rising: curriculum-based therapeutic writing program facilitated at schools and community organizations

Services available

Medical / Wellness
Holistic wellness (Yoga, Acupuncture, etc.)
Day shelter or drop-in center

Additional Information

Ages served
Adults, Unaccompanied minors
Ages served - specifics
12-24 years
Genders served
All Genders
Language capacity
English, Spanish
Faith-based organization
Insurance required?
Services provided if legal status is unclear

Hours of Operation

10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm