Johns Hopkins receives $1.6M to expand services in East Baltimore for survivors of violence

A recent grant of $1.6 million from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will foster collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and community partners to implement and expand services in East Baltimore for survivors of violence. The initiative is a response to the community’s request to provide survivors of violence and other traumas with more support and services that promote healing.

The grant will enable Johns Hopkins Hospital to better integrate its work with the efforts of community collaborators, decrease the time between incident and response, and increase the capacity of community institutions to support healing.

“The resources provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation will be used to advance and expand ongoing efforts of the Johns Hopkins Hospital to become more trauma-informed and trauma-responsive by increasing clinical services and interpersonal supports in the hospital,” said Philip Leaf, director of the Center for Adolescent Health and a professor in the Bloomberg School’s Department of Mental Health, who is leading the initiative. “We also will be working to support the many care givers and first responders who already are deeply involved in extending healing in East Baltimore.”

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