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Our Mission

The mission of A Touch of Light is to work with Captive Artists™ from around the world, using the Arts to create social change and Second Chances for families of the incarcerated, and for prisoners being released with little or no support.


We are strongly committed to working with incarcerated military Veterans, using Art Therapy programs to help heal the combined trauma of combat exposure and incarceration. Our long-term goal is to assist in reducing the recidivism rate for current and formerly incarcerated persons, and disrupting the multi-generational cycle of incarceration within families.

We do this by supporting educational scholarships for children with an incarcerated parent, as well as rehabilitative & therapeutic art programs and Second Chance opportunities for newly released prisoners who may not be eligible for assistance from state or local agencies.

In addition to those incarcerated in jail or prison, we define the term “Captive Artist” to include all artists who are confined in some way, such as hospitals or nursing homes, as well as those who are stateless or confined to refugee camps.

We believe in the power of Art to heal families and the society at large, and to create new opportunities for giving back to our communities, states, and our nation.

Thank You for supporting our work with Veterans & Captive Artists™!

A Touch of Light is Powered by Shunpike, a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that provides independent arts groups in

Washington State with the services, resources, and opportunities they need to forge their own paths to sustainable success.

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