Community Coalition Wellness Initiative (CCWI)
Strong community coalitions are essential to assuring community-based prevention, early intervention, and trauma-informed services for all individuals. Started in 2007, CCWI was designed to enable people to work together to address the challenges faced by their communities. Each coalition consists of a community-based organization (CBO), a faith-based organization (FBO), a primary healthcare organization (PH), and a licensed behavioral healthcare provider (BH). CCWI’s activities continue to assist over 1,500 people annually in Philadelphia, and have had a hand in decreasing child abuse and neglect, and diminishing exposure to intra-familial violence.
CCWI continues to engage communities in a range of activities including trauma screening and assessment, outreach and engagement, youth development and leadership, and health and wellness activities (financial, spiritual, occupational, physical, behavioral health, etc.). The coalitions serve a variety of targeted population groups and offer holistic services in the convenience of one’s community. Community members who are medical assistance (MA) recipients or are in the process of attaining MA eligibility are primary targets of these services.
The Strength Alliance
The goal of this initiative is to develop and sustain effective outreach strategies and linkages to services so that individuals in this targeted population can benefit from existing community-based prevention, early intervention, and trauma-informed services.
Lead Applicant: Resources for Human Development (PCO & BHO)
Target Population: LGBTQI 18-plus workers
Coordinator: Brandon McLaren
Service Area: City of Philadelphia
Address: 3700 Wissahickon Ave., Suite 126, Philadelphia, PA 19144
Youth Health Empowerment Project (CBO), Phila Black Gay Pride (CBO), GALAEI (CBO), and New (FBO) TBD/A
Wellness Collaborative of North Philadelphia
The goal of this initiative is to expand services into the community of the Sharshwood/Blumberg neighborhood. Services include peer-directed community outreach, preventative health screening, and education events; primary and behavioral healthcare; care management/system navigation assistance to access medical and behavioral health speciality care; emergency food pantry; after-school programming for children, youth, and their families.
Lead Applicant: Project Home Stephen Klein Wellness Center (PCO)
Target Population: Children, youth, and families
Coordinators: Monica McCurdy/ Jennifer Smith, and Lakesha Troublefield
Service Area: North Philadelphia: Cecil B. Moore Avenue to Girard Avenue and 27th to 20th streets, Philadelphia, PA 19121
Address: 1515 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19130
NET/CUA #7 (BHO), Healing Hurt People (CBO), Temple University Health Systems (PCO), Honickman Learning Center (CBO), Project Home St. E’s Comm. Center (CBO), Legal Clinic of Disabled Citizens (CBO), Community Partnership School (CBO), and Philadelphia YMCA
Redemptive Art for Community Health
This initiative seeks to offer movement therapy programs, host community-based therapeutic art workshops paired with trauma-informed care trainings. The focus of these programs will be on behavioral and physical health integrations and life-skills trainings to become a valuable community resource and promote/ build resilience in the community for Latino children, youth, and their families.
Lead Applicant: Ayuda Community Center (CBO)
Target Population: Latino children, youth, and families
Coordinator: Pam Ramos
Service Area: Huntington Park Section
Address: 4400 Marshall St., Philadelphia, PA 19140
One hope Church (FBO), Esperanza Health Center (PCO), and Casa De Consejeria y Salud Integral Inc. (BHO)
Youth Wellness Coalition
The goal of this initiative is to engage children, youth, and their families in social and educational activities with a vision of enhancing their abilities to stay safe and mentally well within their communities This is accomplish through a variety of cultural activities, such as song, dance, and multimedia activities and productions.
Lead Applicant: The African Culture Alliance of North America (CBO)
Target Population: African-Caribbean children and youth, and their families
Coordinators: Voffee Jabateh & Marjorie Anderson
Service Area: Southwest Philadelphia: Cobb’s Creek, Baltimore Ave, Lindbergh Blvd, Woodland Ave, Chester Ave Kingsessing Ave. Communities South of Market St (Including Woodland Ave, Chester Ave).
Address: 5221 and 5530 Chester Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19143
Project Tamaa-Children’s Crisis Treatment Centers (BHO), Helen Kwakwa MD (Philadelphia Health Department) (PCO), and New Direction of Jesus Christ Deliverance Ministry (FBO)
For more information or questions, please email Tonya.Harris@phila.gov.
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