Strategic Pillars (Our Focus)

Awareness & Community Building
Unified Mental Health Response
Moral Advocacy
Trauma-Responsive Care
Awareness & Community Building

AWARENESS & COMMUNITY BUILDING

Creating content, events, and engagement initiatives focused on building community, a sustained focus, and a commitment to fostering change through unity and healing.


Truth & Healing:

A Conversation Series

In fall of 2019, over eighty organizations and thousands of individuals across Baltimore came together to pass the Elijah Cummings Healing City Act and build a movement for change. Now we are taking the movement live in a weekly Facebook Live series.

 

Truth & Healing is an ongoing citywide conversation about how Baltimore can heal from its enduring trauma. We hope to elevate conversations around mental health, racisim, youth activism, anti-violence work, and more. We will center the voices of Baltimoreans from all walks of life who are working to heal our city.

 

Tune in weekly as we focus on moving Baltimore forward, together.

Unified Mental Health Response
Moral Advocacy
Trauma-Responsive Care

Feb 2020 Launch

On February 7 & 9, 2020, the united efforts of dozens of organizations and over 80 individuals culminated in a weekend full of community building, healing and solidarity in our commitment to building a racially, socially and economically just and thriving Baltimore for ALL.


On Friday, hundreds of students led discussions and panels on trauma and healing at Morgan State University. On Sunday, hundreds of neighbors from across the city met at Coppin State University in a Celebration of Solidarity with free hair services, a resource fair, conversation, music and entertainment, before marching in unity to Frederick Douglass High School for the historic signing of the Elijah Cummings Healing City Act. (All Photos Courtesy of John Waire)

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Our world would be a much better world, a much better place, if we would only concentrate on the things we have in common.


Elijah Cummings

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What It's All About

UNDERSTANDING TRAUMA


A white paper on trauma & healing developed by members of the steering committee.

THE ELIJAH CUMMINGS HEALING CITY ACT 


The proposed bill that inspired the movement focuses on and mandates a proactive focus on trauma responsive care.

HEALING CITY ORGANIZERS


View the list of steering committee and planning group members working tirelessly to catalyze the movement.