Baltimore City Intergenerational Initiatives for Trauma and Youth (B-CIITY)
In September 2016, the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) was awarded a five-year, $5 million grant by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for the Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCAST) program.
The goal of ReCAST is to reduce the impact of trauma and build resilience in Central West Baltimore communities adversely impacted by the April 2015 unrest. The program empowers community organizations from West Baltimore to implement high-quality, trauma-informed services to promote connectedness and resilience in youth.
The Health Department is convening a Community Coalition to support the implementation of this grant program. The Coalition, Baltimore City Intergenerational Initiatives for Trauma and Youth (B-CIITY), will be electing a community board that will serve in a leadership and advisory capacity to several organizations that have received grants to support initiatives in the Sandtown-Winchester, Penn North, and Upton-Druid Heights Communities.
To develop this board, the coalition is soliciting applications for interested community members and stakeholders to apply.
If you are interested please complete the application below and send to [email protected] or submit a hard copy at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church located on 1526 N. Fremont Ave to the No Boundaries Coalition.
Please click here to download the application. Deadline for submission is Friday, November 18, 2016.
Please forward any questions to [email protected].
We look foward to having you join us to build a community that provides trauma-responsive leadership and strategic mediation for our youth!