“Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” 

John Muir

meet our community violence reduction social worker & programming consultant: trel morrison

Eli’s Garden of Healing is thrilled to announce our partnership with Trel Morrison. Trel will be instrumental in helping to establish a science-backed programming strategy aimed at reducing violence in our community.

We are excited to work with Trel on this incredibly meaningful work. Trel will help us by researching, analyzing, and giving suggestions to leadership at Eli’s Garden of Healing on evidence-based practices to address community violence and other types of violence. In addition he will serve as an expert in mental health and how community violence impacts young people from an ecological perspective.

About Trel: Trel Morrison is the Founder/CEO of Daniel’s Company Youth Leadership Mentoring Program serving boys/young men from ages ten to twenty-two years old. Daniel’s Company is located, in New Haven County in Connecticut. Trel’s primary concentrations are: Youth Development, Trauma, and Family Dynamics. His hobbies are working out, writing Young Adult novels, short stories and poems based on contemporary issues of minorities. Trel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Southern Connecticut State University and has a Masters in Social Work from UCONN. Trel is the Founder of the SCSU-NAACP Juvenile Justice Expo, which was founded in 2015. Trel is currently a School Social Worker at a high school located in Fairfield County, where he works with a diverse group of students. Trel currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Southern Connecticut State University Alumni Association, where he is Co-Chair of the Admissions Committee.

Trel has created numerous social commentaries aimed at combatting community violence for cities within New Haven County, Chair Emeritus of the New Haven Mentoring Collaborative: Subcommittee on Youth and Gun Violence and has been involved in his community for over fifteen years.

Trel has received numerous accolades for his work with risky populations and addressing gun violence within the State of Connecticut. Trel is an award-winning mentor and has been featured in many publications. He has been honored by Former Governor Dannel Malloy and the current Governor Ned Lamont for his dedication and commitment to our youth in the State of Connecticut.

“We hope you get to meet Trel at a future event soon, as he runs support groups with youth impacted by gun violence and other community workshops. I first met Trel at a gun violence awareness walk, which took place shortly after Elijah was killed. His positive energy is contagious and connections to our local community are strong. We know that his work with Eli’s Garden of Healing will bring much needed value to our neighbors, especially the youth.”

Crystal Cathcart, President of Eli’s Garden of Healing

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is what are you doing for others”

Trel’s favorite quote, which is from the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
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