Jennifer R. Parker, Art Therapist and Muralist, was contracted by Ozanam in Kansas City, Missouri to create murals with at-risk adolescent residents using the Sanctuary model. The Sanctuary model is to help trauma-informed care patients through their trauma experiences to live a healthy life. Ozanam Art Therapist, Janice Mead, LPC, ATR-BC, assisted with the collaboration of the project and design. The residents helped with the design and painting process. Twelve murals were completed together within a six month period. The murals provided a more comfortable environment for the resident to receive treatment and helped enhance therapeutic communication between the residents and therapeutic staff.

Murals in the School


Murals in the Girls Dormitory


Murals in the Boys Dormitory


Murals in the O-ACES Dormitory