PHILADELPHIA – March 29, 2024 – Today, Senator Sharif Street, announced $6.9M in Philadelphia Violence Intervention and Prevention Grants for the Third Senate District which includes North Philadelphia, Brewrytown, Nicetown, Lower Germantown, Logan, Olney, Fern Rock, Crescentville, East Oak Lane, East Wyoming, East Hunting Park, Francisville, Lawncrest, Melrose Park Garden, Spring Garden and Fairmount.

“I thank Governor Shapiro for ensuring $40M in recurring statewide funding for community VIP grants,” said Senator Street. “we will continue to advocate for increased funding as building safer communities requires deliberate investments in the people and programs that work.”

The following organizations received a total of $6,918,405 in PCCD VIP Grants:

Albert Einstein Healthcare Network – $946,242 to support the expansion of their Trauma Intervention Program (TIP).

Mothers in Charge – $905,190 to address the need for trauma-informed healing and restorative practices in Philadelphia by expanding the organization’s Prevention, Intervention, and Education (PIE) programs.

Mighty Writers – $800,000 to support ongoing core anti-violence prevention after-school programs in four Philadelphia locations disproportionately impacted by systemic poverty and gun violence.

North10 Philadelphia – $826,820 to expand its out-of-school time program to provide targeted interventions for high school students in one of the highest rates of community violence in the city.

Resolve Philly – $570,359 to enhance and expand its Equally Informed Survivors (EIS) initiative in four neighborhoods in Philadelphia most impacted by gun violence (Germantown, Kensington, Strawberry Mansion, Tioga-Nicetown).

Temple University Hospital – $935,000 to support the continuation of the Trauma Victim Advocacy Program (TVAP), a hospital-based violence intervention program (HVIP) launched in 2019 that aims to mitigate the effects of community violence by supporting violently injured patients’ social and emotional needs immediately following their victimization, quickly linking them to a broad network of victim service agencies and providing timely mental health counseling.

Timoteo Philadelphia – $137,000 to enhance its “More Than Sports” initiatives by implementing a more robust mentoring program for young people in Philadelphia.

NorthEast Treatment Centers, Inc. – $950,000 to provide anti-violence intervention strategies to youth in zip codes of Philadelphia with elevated rates of extreme poverty, gun-related crime, violence, and other indicators of community need.

People Advancing Reintegration (PAR) – Recycle Works– $721,444 for a three-year program to expand the number of individuals participating in their transitional employment program, which provides job skills training and permanent job placement for people returning to society from prison.

Progressive Change CDC – $126,350 to support the implementation of a partnership program developed with the Apologues and the West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative to provide support to survivors and victims of gun violence.

Violence Intervention & Prevention grants are administered by the PA Commission on Crime & Delinquency. Learn more about these programs here.