City Health Department Awarded $5M Federal Grant

To help address the impacts of violence on families in West Baltimore, the federal government has awarded the Baltimore City Health Department a $5 million grant.

The Baltimore Sun reports:

The five-year grant will be used to set up programs in Sandtown-Winchester, Penn North and Upton/Druid Heights that will include mentoring, yoga and other mindfulness activities, youth development and healing circles. The activities will center around trauma-informed care, which takes into accounts the way people’s life experiences impact behavior and health.

The money was awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Center for Mental Health Services for the Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma.

For more information read the full article in The Baltimore Sun