By addressing the systems that perpetuate victimization, POETIC is igniting a movement to reject the notion that youth can be bought and sold. At POETIC, youth are not defined by their circumstances and experiences. Instead, they are empowered to become the authors of their lives.

Daily, our team delivers programming for youth ages 12-24 at the POETIC Trauma Therapy Center and Creative Arts Studio located at an unpublished location in the heart of downtown Dallas steps from the DART and all major transit. 

Our Programming


Trauma Therapy

Licensed clinical therapists provide evidence-based trauma therapy and skills development for youth and families to overcome the impact of complex trauma. 

CREATIVE ArtS therapy

With an open studio including directive and non-directive art and music therapy groups, youth are encouraged to reclaim their narratives in the form of painting, poetry, photography, printmaking, creative writing, psychodrama and music. 

Court Advocacy

We equip youth to find their voices bringing perpetrators to justice, and we speak into the systems that drive victimization and oppression. 

Parent to Parent Support

Weekly support group, advocacy and case management led by parents whose daughters are in various stages of safety.