Healing People, Building Community
Healing Hurt People Portland (HHP) serves males of color, ages 10 to 25 years, who have experienced an intentional trauma such as gunshot or stab wounds. The goal of the program is to reduce retaliatory violence. While in the emergency room at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center a multi-displinary team (social worker, doctor and other support) begins to address the trauma and find ways to connect the victim to resources to include, but not limited to emotional support, family support, housing, medical follow-up, substance abuse treatment, legal and educational support. HHP employs a trauma-informed approach (read more about the HHP model), which takes into account the adversity that clients have experienced over their life course and recognizes that addressing this trauma is critical to breaking the cycle of violence.
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