In 2012, in the midst of NYC’s brilliance in every arena of the arts, Anne Pollack saw an untapped connection between those who hunger for the nourishment of the creative experience and those who hunger to share it. Having researched the topic of enslavement for many decades - and the ensuing cultures and creative outpourings throughout human history that came into being to tend to the wounds of slavery - Pollack recognized that the NYC area held a minimal connection between its community of artists and survivors of trafficking. Determined to call upon an innately human instinct, that is perhaps as old as slavery itself, Anne seeks to reconnect a missing link by 'Bringing the arts to survivors of human trafficking.'
The anti-trafficking community has embraced the importance of providing the arts to their survivor clients, and have embraced the work of Crossing Point Arts. As the pressing need increases to support survivors of modern-day enslavement, the use of the arts has become ever more widely accepted as one of the profoundly effective tools for recovery.