CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Center at the University of Virginia is helping survivors of sexual assault put their lives back together through art.

The women's center hosted ‘Stronger at the Broken Pieces’ where people can add pieces of broken plates, tile, glass and other materials to a mosaic mural behind their building.

“Help create a large exterior mosaic mural to honor survivors of gender-based violence. We provide the materials and volunteers provide their time, energy and love. The project offers opportunities for volunteers to either get creative or to follow directions and help implement designs created by others. – Mosaic Mural Volunteering Facebook Page.”

The director of gender violence and social change, Claire Kaplan, said art is one way to heal.

“Part of the process is actually using art as therapy so people can come and work. There’s the process of breaking and gluing and all that. Art is a wonderful tool for healing so that’s part of the process and we talk when we're working,” said Kaplan.

The Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Center plans to hold the same mosaic mural event on Wednesday, April 24 and Tuesday, April 30.