PROJECTS & PARTNER PROGRAMS
Communities are bound by shared celebrations and values, but they are also bound by violence. There are many kinds of community-based violence: intentional or accidental, perpetrated by a neighbor or a stranger, subtle or obvious. Community violence exposes us to traumas that are hard to escape and that cannot be ignored.
The Center on Violence and Recovery has worked with the following organizations to address these issues.
FREE AT LASTPALO ALTO, CA
Free At Last provides community-based bilingual treatment, intervention, and prevention services. The organization fights against substance abuse, HIV infection, and violence.
For those struggling with addiction, family problems, or incarceration, Free At Last embraces a new model of recovery – “in the community, by the community and for the community.” The organization oversees a variety of services, including street outreach, intensive outpatient programs, residential treatment programs for both men and women (with and without children), and transitional sober living facilities.
No More Tears, San Quentin PrisonSan Quentin, California
No More Tears endeavors to curb violence and detrimental behaviors within targeted communities by utilizing the specialized knowledge and experience of former perpetrators of violence and crime. These former perpetrators hold themselves accountable to bring solutions to the communities where they once had contributed to the problems.
Police Organization Providing Peer AssistanceNew York, NY
Police Organization Providing Peer Assistance is a volunteer peer support network exclusively dedicated to providing a confidential, safe and supportive environment for police officers and their families.
The POPPA Organization helps families and individuals cope more effectively with the multitude of stresses inherent in the law enforcement profession. POPPA volunteers are dedicated to the prevention and reduction of marital problems, substance abuse, and suicide, as well as existing psychological disorders among officers and their families.
CVR and POPPA provided technical assistance to the New Orleans Police Department in the aftermath of the 2005 Gulf Coast hurricanes - these efforts addressed peer support program development, fundraising, training, and long-term goals and challenges to implementation.
For more information on POPPA, call 212.298.9111.