Every Monday, InterPlay Atlanta partners with Trinity Community Ministries, an organization that houses a 36-bed residential recovery program at Trinity House. TrinityHouse responds to the growing needs of men experiencing homelessness. Trinity Community Ministries' mission to promote the sustainable independence of those faced with homelessness, which typically stems from addiction or other disabilities. We are proud to offer InterPlay as a resource to help these men return to their families, their communities, and ultimately, to a better life.
"This building used to be a place where they prepared the dead for burial. Now, it's a place where the 'dead' are reborn."
- Charles W., Resident of Trinity House-Big Bethel
InterPlay Atlanta offers InterPlay twice a month at The Friendship Center, an outreach program of Holy Comforter Church, a diverse worshipping community in the heart of Atlanta.The Friendship Center, an inclusive community, promotes the mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing of adults marginalized by mental health challenges and by poverty. InterPlay Atlanta is grateful to be a part of the rich programming at The FriendshipCenter that includes “Greenhouse and Gardening,” “Wellness and Recovery,” “Recovery through the Arts and Food.”
The Friendship Center
Every Wednesday InterPlay Atlanta partners with Mercy Care Atlanta's Peer Support Program where women who are currently experiencing homelessness and challenges of poverty and mental health come together to support one another and learn skills to make a difference in their lives.
Mercy Care's fundamentals are compassion, commitment to the poor, excellence, integrity, justice, stewardship and reverence for the dignity of each person."
InterPlay Atlanta is grateful to partner with Mercy Care and to bring the gifts of InterPlay to Mercy Care's peer support recovery program for women.
Mercy Care Atlanta
Every Month InterPlay Atlanta partners with the Georgia Tech Language Institute to provide a two hour workshop and potluck open to women from all nations.
So whether you are a U.S. citizen, a temporary international visitor, or are making the U.S. your new home away from home, you are welcome to join us at our SIS gatherings. It is our hope that you may find support and nurturance, as well as build new relationships.
Learn more here:
Check our calendar for the date & location.
Sustaining International Sisters
Join InterPlay Atlanta in partnership with the 2019 Atlanta Science Festival for a two-hour workshop, "Communicating the Science of the Georgia Coast."
Certified InterPlay Leader Ruth Schowalter will facilitate this workshop with her scientist husband, Tony Martin. This will be the fourth year that InterPlay Atlanta has participated in the Atlanta Science Festival.
In the spring of 2013, InterPlay Atlanta began sharing the gifts of InterPlay with the women at Lee Arrendale State Prison through Reforming Arts.
Reforming Arts is a Georgia nonprofit providing arts and higher education opportunities to women in Georgia’s criminal justice system.
Twelve-week InterPlay performance workshops have concluded with performances based on a theme selected by the participants.
"The InterPlay class at Lee Arrendale State Prison is a wonderful addition to Reforming Arts' Higher Education at LASP program. From community building to providing a space for fun and creative self-expression InterPlay is invaluable to our organization and loved by the women at Lee Arrendale State Prison."
Executive Director, Reforming Arts
Past Community Involvement:
In partnership with the city of Atlanta Public Defenders office
In the spring of 2015, InterPlay Atlanta began an ongoing program bringing InterPlay to women awaiting trial at the Atlanta Pretrial Detention Center.
Weekly playgroups are offered as part of a larger program of the Atlanta Public Defender’s Office: S.E.E.D.S. Strategies for Empowerment, Education, Development and Sustainability.
S.E.E.D.S. programming seeks to empower women during their time of incarceration.
Participants receive support in the following areas:
1.) Psychoeducational and skills building
2.) Relapse prevention
3.) Mind, body and spirit recovery and connection
4.) Economic success
5.) Education about risky sexual behavior.
InterPlay Atlanta is recognized by the Public Defender’s Office as a meaningful and effective way to decrease stress, create healthy mind, body, spirit connections, and invite joy into a space that is often filled with anxiety.