Art from the heart in Turlock

July 11, 2013 

— A pilot program called Homeless Engaged In Art, or HEART, has been developed by the We Care Program in Turlock to give those who are experiencing or have experienced homelessness an opportunity to express themselves through art.

Barbara Olave is the interim director of We Care. At the first session of HEART on Thursday, she and her son, artist Dakota Olave, 17, took part along with others.

Participant Steve Black, who works part time but does not have a place of his own, said he likes to draw, calling it a fun and peaceful pursuit. On Thursday, Black was copying a drawing of a waterfall from an art book.

The art sessions run the second and last Thursdays of the month at the We Care shelter at 213 S. Broadway.

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