Red Line Service is a community of artists with a lived experience of homelessness working together with professionals in the arts. We provide stipends, meals, transportation, amazing cultural experiences, and platforms for our art. Through Red Line Service programs and events, we:

  • Engage with highly regarded visual artists, art historians, curators, filmmakers, actors, writers, musicians, and other cultural workers;
  • Sharpen our own art, writing, and music expertise in workshops with renowned practicing artists;
  • Present our own art to a broader public through publications, events, exhibitions, and performances; and
  • Build a thriving, loving community.

The impacts of our shared experiences are felt on an individual level and contribute more broadly to a change in lived relations that shapes the larger society. Together, we:

  • De-stigmatize homelessness;
  • Decrease social isolation;
  • Develop a sense of belonging and social cohesion;
  • Provide channels for talent to be recognized, appreciated, and enjoyed; and
  • Shift the narrative on homelessness away from individual blame and moral failure, and towards the systems that cause it.

Beyond the importance meeting basic needs, our programming is based on current research, which shows that a sense of personal well-being and social connectedness are critical to securing and retaining housing. Check out the Jigsaw of Homeless Support created by our friends at Arts & Homelessness International (formerly With One Voice). With your help, we can provide more than emergency services. We can fundamentally reshape society into a deeply connected community of care.