Reducing violence in the community is an important part of our mission.
Stopping violence before it occurs requires a toolkit of mental health strategies, strong personal networks, and access to community programming encouraging us to always be the best versions of ourselves. We intend to produce and support programming helping the youth of our community learn violence prevention tactics.
Unfortunately, prevention isn’t enough. Many groups are at-risk for engaging in violence or being targets of violence. We intend to partner with local experts in this space to understand the best ways we can engage with and support at-risk populations. Producing and supporting existing programming for violence intervention is a critical community need.
Supporting how our community heals from violence is embedded in every part of what we do at Eli’s Garden of Healing. As our garden is created, we intend to produce and support programming aimed at survivors of any kind of violence. Community survivor groups are encouraged to reach out to arrange special events in the garden or off-site.
Providing cleats to the Hamden High School football program. Aimed at keeping more students in organized sports and off of the streets. Learn more here
Partnering with local community healers to produce an ongoing series of nature walks focused on the benefits of nature, and including conversations about current events and how violence impacts our lives See the latest here
Eli’s Garden of Healing has selected local community violence prevention social worker Trel Morrison to assist the Board of Directors with building out our violence reduction strategy.
As our programming strategy grows, we are looking forward to making announcements about events and community partnerships. Any violence reduction organization interested in partnering with Eli’s Garden of Healing is invited to email firstname.lastname@example.org