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The Apologues

What the organization has to say:

“We tell the stories of slain victims and survivors through fashion, music, and art and we also connect them to mental health and communal resources. Our stories of loss, healing and hope can help us find shared connections and inspiration for change in our communities.”

What we found:

Founder Zarinah Lomax recently launched a traveling community museum dedicated to personal healing and community development. She also hosts communal discussions and events that offer people the opportunity to express themselves without judgment and talk about how they have been affected by gun violence. Guest speakers include therapists and other professionals who work to support survivors and families of gun violence victims. Apologues also pairs people who have lost loved ones with artists to tell their stories at no cost. Apologues provides art therapy programming throughout the city for teens and young adults ages 14-21. To catch Apologues in the field, see this reel.

Features & Policies

  • Free of charge
  • Grief groups for families
  • Trauma-informed staff members
  • Art therapy

Languages spoken by staff

  • English
  • Español (Spanish)


  • Moms Bonded By Grief
  • Office of Attorney General
  • Communities That Care
  • Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC)
  • Voices by Choices
  • The Philadelphia Obituary Project

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