This study aimed at searching the essence and the significance of the Group Art Therapy Experience for group-home adolescents. Participants of the research included six high school boys with five years of more of residence in a group home facility located in K city. Participants were selected using deliberate sampling to find candidates with psychological and social maladjustment problems caused by family deficits. The research period was 11, 120 minutes from November 24 to February 9, 2013. Observation log included recordings used to capture data, the atmosphere described in the artifacts, the characteristic features, the repeated vocabulary used, and the researcher s feelings. Included were written materials by group home youth in relation to artifacts. The collected data was analyzed using van Manen s methodology of hermeneutical phenomenology and categorized into five meanings: family ambivalence , difficulty in reality , supportive hand , art therapy power , challenge to the future . Based on these meanings, through group art therapy, the youth found the ambivalence of experience which they saw helpful means in tough situations. In addition, group art therapy was found to be a tool for communication among the research participants and can serve as a foundation for change and growth.