Last week, local artist and OIM volunteer Ruth Allison did a workshop with the youth at Innercity Arts. She talked to the youth about her love of using fabrics in her art. She said she gets inspiration from music, and then creates art pieces that reflect the music. She showed the youth techniques for using fabric on canvas. […]
An organization like OIM runs on three things: committed and passionate volunteers, compassionate prayer partners, and the generous donations of individuals who affirm our mission.
Please consider supporting our youth outreach program by sponsoring a youth in our Innercity Arts Program. You will receive a tax receipt at the end of the year.
“I started using drugs when I was 17 and ended up on the streets”. Listen as Rita expresses her gratitude for our Innercity Arts program.”
Shane grew up in a household where she seldom felt acceptance for who she is. Listen to Shane as she shares her experiences at Innercity Arts.
“People looked down on me and made me feel worthless”. Meet Jenna and listen to her sentiments regarding the Innercity Arts, our youth arts program here at OIM.
Innercity Arts reached a significant milestone this week: we registered our 100th youth. This is a pretty amazing feat, given the programs humble beginnings. It all began back in 2009, when our Youth Outreach Worker met a youth on the street and noticed the therapeutic and transformative nature of art. After getting input from Ottawa’s street-engaged youth, we decided to start […]
A few months ago, a new person walked through the doors of the drop-in. He was friendly but seemed very cautious. He asked a lot of questions….as if he wasn’t sure if he could trust what we were up to. So I showed him around and tried to give him some answers. I offered him […]