Alsawaf (left) and Jeong hold two “before and after” portraits, which were created by torture survivors in group art therapy programs. In those programs, PPR brings in an artist, who pitches a theme and helps the clients envision the work they want to create. Art created by PPR clients hangs on the walls of the NSC. “Toward the end [of sessions of art therapy] they feel connected and less isolated,” Jeong said.

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