Trinity Out-Reach Center of Hope

Homelessness and Hunger Awareness Art Show

Homelessness and Hunger Awareness

Art Show

Open House

3:00-6:00 pm

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Reception

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

3:00-6:00 pm

The art show features art from local Anderson County and Oak Ridge Schools Students. Art is focused on homelessness and “What home means to me”.

Facility tours will be given during the open house and reception times. Look forward to seeing you!

TORCH is located at 320 Robertsville Road Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Questions please call: 865-318-4788 ext. 3

The First Annual TORCH Homelessness and Hunger Awareness Art Show.  This is National Homelessness and Hunger Awareness Week.  In recognition of this week we invited art teachers from all Oak Ridge and Anderson County Schools, public and private, and Anderson County Homeschool Co-Op to submit artwork of their students.  The elementary school theme is “Home”.  The Middle School and High School theme is “Homelessness”.  Art students in grades 7 to 12 were invited to submit art that could be entered into the TN Valley Coalition to End Homelessness Point in Time Poster Contest.  One of the pieces of art you see today could be chosen as the Anderson County Point in Time Poster for 2014.

We are pleased to be showing artwork of Megan Hensley’s art students from Norwood, Grand Oaks and Dutch Valley Elementary Schools on the first floor.  On the first floor we are also showing artwork of Kate Irwin’s students from Homeschool Co-Op Young Adventure Group.

On the second floor we are showing the artwork of Sister Mary Rebekah’s students from St. Mary’s Catholic School as well as the artwork of Jim Dodson’s students from Jefferson Middle School.

Looking at the student’s artwork you will get a sense of the meaning of home and how important it is to every student to have a place called home.

TORCH opened its doors in January of 2013 as a community center partnering with other social service agencies to meet the greatest needs of the community.  We soon discovered the need for assistance to the homeless and have been working hard to meet that need.  From March 2013 to October 2013 we have partnered with other agencies to find permanent supportive housing for 137 individuals.  The need is great in our community but unseen.  Our long-term goal is to assist clients as they reach for self-sufficiency.  But our motto is “Housing First!”

We encounter homelessness in all age groups, including families with school children.   Please take your time admiring the student’s artwork while envisioning a homeless family moving into a home.

Thank you for attending our Art Show.  Look for the 2nd Annual in 2014.

 

Sheila Michel

Board Chair and Founder

TORCH

 

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