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The South Street Headhouse District is devastated by the violence that has been happening in our city and in our district last night.
Several people lost their lives and many were injured. This is not okay. This is heartbreaking, senseless, and does not reflect the community of businesses, residents, and visitors that walk our streets every day.
We have been working closely with the City, the Philadelphia Police Department, and local organizations, as well as a Nightlife Task Force, to create a safe and welcoming environment for everyone that comes to South Street.
Unfortunately this epidemic is much larger than us, and we are now at the point where we must demand changes to address the impacts of gun violence on our community.
Over the past few weeks, we had already begun engaging with various community-based anti-violence prevention resources. In the coming days, we will continue to take action, strive to make safety improvements in the area, and share mental health resources for all involved.
As our community heals we will continue to provide communication and support, and proactively advocate for change.
— South Street Headhouse District
For more information about Mental Health & Violence Counseling Services, please visit this link.