Cherry Hill Celebrates 365 Days Without a Homicide

| June 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

FHCB Health System press release from June 23rd: 

Safe Streets Cherry Hill will kick off summer 2021 with a lot to be thankful for. On Wednesday, June 23rd Safe Streets Cherry Hill will mark 365 days without a homicide. On, Thursday, June 24th Safe Streets Cherry Hill, FHCB Health System, the Cherry Hill Community, and special invited guests will celebrate this important milestone. Due to COVID-19 the celebration will be shortened and small but the spirit of gratefulness for a Safe Streets Cherry Hill team who is committed and supported by their community will not be lost. Safe Streets Cherry Hill is not only a respected part of their community but the support for them in reaching such a momentous occasion goes beyond Cherry Hill. “This is a moment for our entire city to celebrate. It can be done. We can have peace in our communities and I’m thankful for all that Safe Streets Cherry Hill does for the neighborhood!” says Cherry Hill resident/Baltimore City native BJ Malone.

Modeled after Chicago’s Cure Violence Program, Safe Streets is not only in the Cherry Hill community of Baltimore but other areas throughout the city including Sandtown-Winchester, McElderry Park, and Park Heights neighborhoods. Safe Streets goal is simple, prevent violence that leads to homicide. Especially for those youth between the ages of 14 – 25. Safe Streets role in the community is greater than mediating and interrupting violence. They also partner with community groups, community organizations, and community members to promote non-violence and link to GED and job training programs, housing, family, health and professional counseling.

Safe Streets Cherry Hill has been housed at FHCB Health System for a decade, Interim CEO Winnie McCray says “We are so proud of the Safe Streets Cherry Hill team and can’t wait to celebrate this new achievement! Their hard work, community advocacy efforts and trust from our community is unmatched and we are so grateful to have them here. We are looking forward to continuing the celebration of another 365 days of no homicides next year and the year after that. That’s how much we believe in our Safe Streets Cherry Hill team and our community.”

Photo courtesy of the Youth Resiliency Institute 

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