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Safe Streets Baltimore Sandtown-Winchester
Safe Streets is based on the premise that violence is a disease that can be prevented using disease-control methods.
Violence interrupters connect with high-risk individuals to defuse potentially violent situations, and link community youth with services, working within targeted neighborhoods with historically high levels of gun violence. By linking individuals and their families with educational opportunities, employment training and assistance, mental health services, substance abuse treatment and other crucial services, Safe Streets helps to provide young people with alternatives to a life of crime and violence.
Who We Serve
Who we are: Credible messengers; healthcare workers. In 2021, Safe Streets mediated 534 conflicts that would otherwise have resulted in gun violence.
- Educational Opportunities
- Employment Training
- Employment Assistance
- Mental Health Services
- Substance Abuse Treatment
Andrew doesn’t want his children ever to experience the financial insecurity and homelessness that he has endured for more than half of his life. With parents who were unable to care for him, he was “in foster care at age four,” he said, “arrested at 19, and released with nowhere to go, bouncing back and forth from place to place, staying outside.”Read Full Story
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Safe Streets Baltimore Brooklyn-Curtis Bay
Safe Streets is an evidence-based violence prevention and interruption program that works to reduce shootings and homicides in high violence areas, operated by Catholic Charities in collaboration with the Baltimore City Department of Health and the Mayor’s Office for Neighborhood Safety and Engagement.