Empowering one another to transform communities from within.

A Behavioral Heal Community Organizer (BHCO) is someone who reflects the values, culture, and history of the community in which he or she serves that is trained to build resilience and facilitate healing through empowerment, connection, and stabilization in the context of the Micro-Community.

It is important to recruit BHCOs that look like and can relate to the community that he or she is serving. A powerful statement made by Robert Bowden, a Behavioral Health Community Organizer, perfectly illustrates this point. When I hear their stories I kind of don’t have to try and figure them out because I am them. It will, therefore, be important to consider the population to be enlisted in participating in the revitalization process as well as the BHCO who will work alongside them.

Once enlisted, the BHCOs must understand the strength of their experience. As part of their formation, they must learn to be confident in sitting at the same table with other subject matter experts as part of TICD. Their lived experience is an invaluable asset and resource, without which this process would be impossible.

Volunteer Trauma Responders

Before becoming a Volunteer Trauma Responder, you will complete 40 hours of training including Psychological First Aid, Mental Health First Aid, Public Safety, Drills and CPR/First Aid/AED. These competencies will then be utilized to care for the acute needs of neighbors in the wake of a homicide.

Free Health Center Volunteers

If you are licensed medical professional wanting to offer your services at no cost to under and un-insured, the organization is always seeking new clinicians of all specialities to support the Free Health Center.

Backpack Feeding Program Volunteers

The Neighborhood Resilience Project packs the weekend bags every Tuesday and Wednesday during the school year. It takes a tremendous amount of labor and volunteers to move tons of food each week.

Get Involved

We are always seeking volunteers to help further our mission.