Board of Directors & Volunteers
Crystal Cathcart Co-founder, Eli’s Aunt
Kyle Zukauskas Co-founder, Eli’s Uncle
Jennifer Cathcart Eli’s Mother
Town of Hamden Office of Mayor Garrett
TSKP Studio Julia McFadden
Svigals + Partners | Atelier Cue Marissa Dionne Mead
The People’s Coalition of CT Pamela Jaynez
Atelier Cue Ioana Barac
Social worker Trel Morrison
Interested in partnering with Eli’s Garden of Healing? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our mission is to bring healing and violence reduction to the Greater
Hamden, CT community.
Our vision is to create a garden of healing for victims and survivors of
any kind of violence. The garden is being dedicated to the memory of
Elijah Gomez, a 15-year-old African American Hamden High football
student, who was murdered by three men while walking home from
school on the Farmington Canal Trail, a popular recreation trail in
The garden will be used as a place of nature-centric healing and calm
for anyone in the community who seeks it. We intend to use the healing garden as a
platform to produce, host, and support a range of violence reduction and healing programming for the greater Hamden area.
Huge heartfelt thanks to our donors for helping us grow!