History

In 2010, founder Jean Cozier filled our gallery space with her collection of survivor art, and created space for survivor artists and their loved ones to gather. It took five years to accumulate paid professional staff, volunteers, and a thriving programming calendar. Awakenings has blossomed into a sophisticated and professional arts organization serving a community of survivors larger than Jean could have ever imagined. We have reached a critical point in our growth, and without diversifying our funding, we cannot continue to accommodate the surge of survivors and advocates knocking on our doors.