Mental Health & Violence Counseling Services
Gun violence is not a singular, traumatic event. Even if you have not been physically harmed, the mental effects of gun violence may last for years. If you or someone you know is seeking help, please reach out to any of the following services:
- Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia (AVP) – A local organization aiming to reduce the entire cycle of violence by providing a wide range of services, from support and counseling for victims and their families, to building their lives in the aftermath of violence.
- Everytown Survivor Network – A nationwide community of survivors working together to end gun violence. The survivor network connects survivors to each other, amplifies the power of survivor voices, offers trauma-informed programs, and provides information on direct services, and supports survivors who choose to become advocates.
- Everytown – When the Shooting Stops: The Impact of Gun Violence on Survivors in America – Everytown is a national organization that supports and educates communities about gun violence, takes action to enact and implement smart gun policies, while also carrying out grassroots organizing in every state.
- Healing Hurt People (HPP) – A hospital and community-linked violence intervention program that provides an integrated care model of trauma focused healing services to survivors and witnesses of violence.
- Mother’s in Charge – Community advocacy and support organization for families affected by violence.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – A nationwide organization that provides advocacy, education, support, and public awareness for mental health, with several local chapters.
- Up The Block – A free guide to the tools, resources, and people who can help you navigate your Philadelphia community, especially if you or people you know have been affected by gun violence.
- YEAH Philly – A Black-Led, community-based non-profit that works with teens and young adults in west and southwest Philadelphia, ages 15 to 24, who have been impacted by violence.
Don’t know where to start? Up The Block maintains a list of anti-gun violence organizations, comparing their mission statements as well the services each group provides.
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