Our Efforts

This is not a Moment. This is a Movement.

Healing City Baltimore is a sustained movement of neighbors, united as a citywide community, to engage in honest dialogue, learn from diverse perspectives, embrace our differences and commit to healing together as a foundation to pursuing a racially, socially and economically just and thriving Baltimore for ALL.

Trauma-Responsive

Policy, Care & Resources

The Elijah Cummings Healing City Act Task Force and the broader Healing City Baltimore movement Steering Committee working in coordination on trauma-responsive initiatives.

Community-Building Events & Engagement Initiatives

Neighbors united as a citywide community, healing together, breaking down barriers and working in solidarity like never before to build the Baltimore we want.

Community COVID-19 Response

During what is arguably the most challenging period in our lifetime, it is more important than ever for Baltimoreans to unite. We face a deadly virus that threatens to tear us apart. Necessary distancing leaves our most vulnerable residents isolated without access to emotional support. In this moment of crisis, we refuse to turn our backs on our neighbors. 


The Baltimore Neighbors Network provides a virtual community of volunteers to offer hope, comfort and social solidarity. We also enlist pro bono clinicians to help address the looming mental health crisis that COVID-19 will create. Baltimore's greatest asset is our people. WE are the medicine.


Destiny's Dream

Scholarship Fund

On December 21, 2019, Destiny was senselessly gunned down in front of her young daughter in her salon. To honor her legacy, barbers, beauticians and community members are starting the Destiny's Dream Scholarship fund to support students in the Mervo Cosmetology program. The scholarship will award $1,000 to five students each year to help cover expenses for uniforms, board certifications and the beauty kit each student needs to purchase to participate in the program. Please help fund this scholarship in Destiny’s memory. Together, we can heal our city and work to break the cycle of trauma and violence that stole Destiny from us.


Feb 2020 Launch

On February 7 & 9, 2020, the united efforts of dozens of organizations and over 80 individuals culminated in a weekend full of community building, healing and solidarity in our commitment to building a racially, socially and economically just and thriving Baltimore for ALL.


On Friday, hundreds of students led discussions and panels on trauma and healing at Morgan State University. On Sunday, hundreds of neighbors from across the city met at Coppin State University in a Celebration of Solidarity with free hair services, a resource fair, conversation, music and entertainment, before marching in unity to Frederick Douglass High School for the historic signing of the Elijah Cummings Healing City Act. (All Photos Courtesy of John Waire)

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Our world would be a much better world, a much better place, if we would only concentrate on the things we have in common.

 

Elijah Cummings

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What It's All About

UNDERSTANDING TRAUMA


A white paper on trauma & healing developed by members of the steering committee.

THE ELIJAH CUMMINGS HEALING CITY ACT 


The proposed bill that inspired the movement focuses on and mandates a proactive focus on trauma responsive care.

HEALING CITY ORGANIZERS


View the list of steering committee and planning group members working tirelessly to catalyze the movement.