Sofia’s First Time at the Ballet

Sofia learned so much during her first field trip with Casa Campbell. She arrived at the shelter a few days before and had since been looking forward to the special outing with her peers to Ballet Arizona’s “The Nutcracker” at Symphony Hall. With the support and collaboration of Free Arts Arizona, 50 children in Southwest Key care had the opportunity to attend the special show. The field trip was comprised of kids from four of our Arizona shelters. For most of the group, this was their first time at a ballet or hearing a live symphony.

Camaraderie and Creativity Through Cooking

Cooking Class

Nothing brings people together like food and friendship. Southwest Key Programs partnered with Free Arts, a hands-on art programming provider in Phoenix, Arizona, to use the healing powers of the arts to inspire and comfort children in our care.

The Role Art Therapy Plays in Shelters

Immigrant Youth's Artwork

Through many different outlets – music, painting, drawing, acting, dancing and more – children in our care can express themselves, communicate traumatic memories in a safe manner and continue their healing process.