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Violence prevention support and resources

Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs

The Einstein Trauma Intervention Program (TIP)
TIP provides hospital and community support to those who have been violently injured. It offers case management that includes support with medical care, mental health support, legal assistance, educational help, and more.

Safety & Injury Prevention Programs – Einstein Health

Temple’s Trauma Victim Support Advocates (TVSA) Program
TVSA places crisis responders in the emergency department 24/7 to help patients and their family members immediately following a violent injury and connect them to community supports.

Victim Support — Temple Safety Net

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Center for Violence Prevention (CVP)
CVP works to reduce the exposure to and impact of violence among children, teens, and families through work that is trauma-informed and rooted in racial equity and social justice.

Center for Violence Prevention (CVP) (

Drexel’s Healing Hurt People (HHP)
HHP is a hospital and community-based violence intervention program that provides trauma-focused healing services, peer support and patient-specific services to victims and witnesses of violent injury. HHP provides services at multiple level one trauma centers in Philadelphia including St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Einstein Medical Center.

Healing Hurt People: Dep’t of Emergency Med – Drexel University College of Medicine

The Penn Trauma Violence Intervention Program
This program engages survivors of violent injury to support their recovery in the hospital and community. Services include healthcare navigation, mental health support, legal assistance, help with returning to school or work, and many other areas.

Jefferson Center for Injury Research & Prevention
This program is in partnership with Healing Hurt People and is a resource through the Jefferson Center for Injury Research and Prevention.

Jefferson Center for Injury Research & Prevention

Cure Violence Philadelphia
This evidence-based violence prevention program uses credible messengers who meet gunshot victims and provide trauma-informed support for them and their loved ones, connect them with a case manager and victim advocate, prevent acts of retaliation, and offer long-term mentorship.

Center for Urban Bioethics

Other anti-violence resources

211 Helpline
Violence prevention social services for local communities.
211 |

Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia
Provides counseling and victim services.
(215) 567-6776 |

Community Crisis Intervention Program (CCIP)
Responds to neighborhood crises with mediation and resources and a willingness to support anyone looking for a peaceful solution.
(215) 800-4611

Good Shepherd Mediation Program
Facilitates restorative conversation among the victim, offending person, and community.
(215) 843-5413 |

Network for Neighbors Responding to Violence
Addresses traumatic stress of community violence, sudden loss, tragic accidents, suicides, burnout, and other impactful events. Responders work alongside community leaders to provide technical assistance, facilitate group interventions, and healing spaces. All interventions are free.

267-233-4837|| Network of Neighbors Trauma Response – DBHIDS

The Philadelphia Alliance for Child Trauma Services (PACTS)
Serves youth and their families in Philadelphia who have experienced potentially traumatic events and are living with traumatic stress. PACTS offers improved access, availability and quality of trauma-specific services.

(267) 602-2496 | The Philadelphia Alliance for Child Trauma Services

Philadelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network
Provides victim services, counseling, education, job readiness, violence interruption.
(215) 940-0550 | 

Philadelphia Office of Reentry Partnerships
Offers support for and connection to community resources for returning citizens.
(215) 683-3370 |

Free Gun Locks
The Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office provides gun locks to promote safe firearm containment practices and prevent gun accidents, theft, and misuse.
(215) 686-3572

Submit a Tip
If you see something, say something.
(215) 686-TIPS (8477) |

Violence Prevention Roundtable: Turning Talk to Action
The first video in a series of virtual roundtables about violence prevention efforts in Philadelphia.
Watch on YouTube


Philly Goes 2 College
Provides support for college applications and financial aid forms.
(215) 665-1400 ext. 3356 |

The Re-Engagement Center
Provides counseling, direct placement services, and information on high school diploma or GED programs.
(215) 400-6700 |


PA Careerlink ®
Assists with job training and finding a job for youth and adults. Ask for Reentry employment services.
(833) 750-5627 |

Offers summer and year-round youth jobs and workplace skills building.
(267) 502-3900 |

Provides 4- to 18-month paid workforce development program for young adults ages 18 to 26 years old.
(215) 221-6900 |

Other resources

Mental Health Support
Provides help with toxic stress, depression, anxiety or substance use.
24/7 hotline (888) 545-2600 | 

Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline
Provides help for people experiencing isolation, financial deprivation, stalking, emotional abuse, or threats to harm partner, children, or pets.
24/7 hotline (866) 723-3014 | 

Assists Philadelphia residents with applying for City, State and Federal assistance programs.
(833) 373-5868 or (844) 848-4376 |

Youth Emergency Services
Provides emergency shelter for youth ages 17 and under.
(215) 787-0633 or (800) 371-SAFE

United Way 2-1-1
Provides assistance with health, energy assistance, housing, and food needs.
2-1-1 or  (888) 856-2904 |

24-Hour Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention Service
To report a crime/shooting incident, dial 9-1-1.
(215) 686-4420

Free Food
A comprehensive list of food sites is available at To find a food pantry near you, call 3-1-1. Make sure to call the pantry in advance to confirm their hours.