April 20, 2020
With the increase in crime and violence, our two Safe Streets centers and teams remain on the front lines, providing essential resources to our target communities in Northeast Baltimore. We are focused on continuing to mediate conflicts between high-risk individuals to stop shootings and killings, and canvassing the neighborhood while maintaining social distance by using cars more.
Our Safe Streets centers in McElderry Park and Belair-Edison have now also become important distribution sites where staff are preparing care packages of food and household essentials that our outreach workers are delivering to families in need.
Following CDC guidelines, our Safe Streets staff are wearing masks at all times while working in addition to previously established safety protocol. We are thankful for our partnership with The Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice who is sourcing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the Office of Emergency Management and distributing it to our Safe Streets staff and community members whenever possible.
Consider making a financial contribution to our COVID-19 Community Needs FUND.
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Article by Living Classrooms Staff Writer