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Here’s what we do
WOMEN WORKING TOGETHER FOR CHANGE
Offering Peer Support Specialists, life skills training, and resource coordination for women returning from incarceration
Individual and group support is available weekly to those who have lost loved ones to violence. Crisis counseling, therapeutic storytelling, and a support hot-line
Participants are referred from Philadelphia Court & Probation systems for nine, weekly sessions of anger management support.
SCHOOL-BASED GRIEF AND LOSS GROUPS
Group sessions are provided to children who have experienced loss.
THINKING FOR A CHANGE
A Cognitive Skills/Problem-Solving Training for Incarcerated Individuals offered in Three Philadelphia Prisons and for At-Risk populations.
Community organizing model for people facing charges. Their families and their communities can impact the outcome of cases and transform the landscape of power in the court system. Participatory Defense groups work with the public defender’s office by providing a more holistic view of a person facing criminal charges.
Weekly after school life skills and mentoring sessions are offered to at-risk adolescent girls. New Mentors and Young Ladies Are Always Welcome!
PUBLIC INFORMATION AND EDUCATION
MIC conducts public education, outreach and advocacy both locally and nationally to facilitate discussions around the impact of violence.
We are urgently working with our nations leaders to develop trauma-informed solutions to support those left behind to deal with the aftermath of violence.
All of our services and support to the community utilize a “Trauma Informed” service approach. We will be sharing more information on all of our programs soon.