The T-shirts on display today at St. Ambrose University’s Rogalski Center are a multitude of colors. There are messages on each, some humorous and others serious. There are words of hope and comfort.
And they were all created by domestic abuse survivors.
On display on the Davenport campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the shirts are a part of the Clothesline Project, a national effort coordinated locally by Family Resources.
According to Clotheslineproject.org, “It acts as an educational tool for those who come to view the Clothesline. It becomes a healing tool for anyone who makes a shirt — by hanging the shirt on the line, survivors, friends and family can literally turn their back on some of that pain of their experience and walk away. Finally, it allows those who are still suffering in silence to understand that they are not alone.”
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Family Resources provides services in advocacy, education, family restoration and social services, as well as volunteer opportunities. It is located at 805 W. 35th St., Suite 200, Davenport. Its website is FamRes.org, and a 24-hour crisis line is available at 309-797-1777.