As a component of the Creative Arts Therapy program, VOC opened its own art gallery, Our House Gallery, to showcase veteran artwork. By the very nature of the work, art therapists empower veterans to express their experiences by offering choice to a wide variety of materials, giving control over the therapy process and pace, and creating opportunities to mold, shape, paint, cut, sew, glue, draw, and in the process transform cognition's, emotions, and recollections of combat experiences. The aims of the gallery are in-line with those of the art therapy program. By inviting family, friends, and the community, the therapeutic benefits of the art exhibit are increased. The gallery provides a space for the community to support our local veterans in a unique way by attending shows and renting the gallery.