Each person who walks into HomeFront has a rich and valuable story to tell, and in an age where difference can often connote division, we believe it is important to expose the things that make us jointly human. Read some of our Artists’ Impact Stories.
I was born in the state of Nayarit, Mexico. When I was a child, I used to admire my mother’s beautiful embroideries and knitting designs. I was still a child when I admired them and I dreamt that one day I could paint the beautiful flowers she designed. I came to...read more
After living in Southern California and New Mexico for several years, I came back home to East Windsor, NJ. I left working as a Registered Nurse in a Level 1 Trauma Burn Surgical Intensive Care Unit and was broken; I took care of others with intensity and passion, but...read more
When we became homeless in January 2017, my husband, our 5 children, and I came to HomeFront. Not long after coming to HomeFront, I started attending the WorkFirst program at HomeFront and that’s where I was introduced to ArtSpace. As a child I was always drawing and...read more
Everyone needs an escape; mine is art! ArtSpace is a sanctuary for everyone. We all need a place to feel safe, a place of peace and serenity. ArtSpace provides that. It gives us HOPE. Everyone who has walked through ArtSpace’s door has a story. Before I walked through...read more
“Home is a place where you go to get a peace of mind, something you can call your own. It’s a blessing.” “Home,” explains Janiqua, “is more of a feeling from the inside.” When she first arrived at HomeFront, Janiqua felt good. She felt excited....read more
“I am a loving person,” shares Joann, a former HomeFront resident and current ArtSpace artist. Life experiences honed this self-descriptive statement. “I’ve been judged, and I know it’s not nice to feel judged,” she continues. Beneath her...read more
I first came to HomeFront in January 2017. I’d always been drawn to art, and I’ve been drawing cartoons since I was young. I create art because I have a lot of ideas in my head. I like to see them painted on canvas. Art allows me to relax when...read more