The children at the Stockholm Family Residence in Brooklyn have mixed feelings about their life in the shelter. 13-year-old Anasia said “It’s hard to live in a shelter but it’s better than living on the street.” She shared her feelings of embarrassment, fear, happiness, anger, sadness, shame and sorrow. In her piece (right), each color represents a different emotion.
Jefferson, age 8, lives in the shelter with his mother, brothers and sisters. Living in the shelter makes him feel mad. He said “I don’t want to lose my self.” His piece (right) shows his feelings of sadness and anger.
Recreation Specialist, Silvia Cummings also created a piece about her experiences working with the students at Stockholm Family Residence.