To reduce violence in City’s West Philadelphia community by empowering and educating twenty (20) local West Philadelphians ages 18 thru 24 through the use of arts, psychotherapeutic instruction, and case management support.


  • Decrease or prevent violence
  • Professional Development
  • Increased self esteem
  • Greater Trust and Awareness of the helping profession


FOTFT will incorporate psychodynamic therapeutic interventions into hands on furniture rehab projects. The Repurposed Project will support each participant as they take an assessment of their lives; mindsets and choices to determine if their current state is helpful to their future selves. Those characteristics which are not helpful to future success will be challenged with the intent to replace them with those that are more conducive.  During this time together, each participant will spend time repurposing their lives, while also repurposing old furniture.