Lotus is a program that explores creative expressions like painting, movement, music and more to build self-esteem, healthy relationships and resiliency. Lotus is designed for girls and young women who have experienced trauma such as physical/sexual abuse, harassment, dating violence or who have been impacted by domestic violence.

The Lotus program offers individual and/or group experiences at the YWRC designed to minimize the negative impact of abuse on participants’ bodies, minds and futures. The goal of this group is to guide clients to gain insight to their thoughts, feelings and behaviors while building resiliency, self-esteem, coping skills and healthy relationships.

Topics Covered

  • resiliency
  • coping skills
  • self-esteem
  • empowerment
  • trauma-related issues
  • healthy relationships


  • exploring creative expression methods such as:
    • sketching, drawing, painting
    • mixed media
    • journaling
    • creative movement, music
  • goal-setting
  • coping skills

Age Group

girls and young women 10 – 21 years

Time & Day

Dates and times vary dependent on client needs.

**For more information, contact Marcia at 515.244.4901 or via email.

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