Resources for Those That Have Been Impacted by Gun Violence
Programs & Organizations
Center for Disease Control and Prevention - Provides data on instances of violence and contains resources on violence prevention.
Children’s Defense Fund - Works to demand elected officials protect children not guns by advocating for common sense gun safety and gun violence prevention measures.
Everytown for Gun Safety - Works to end gun violence and build safer communities.
Giffords - Works to tackle America’s gun violence crisis by shifting culture, changing policy, and challenging injustice.
March for Our Lives - Empowers youth to fight for gun violence prevention policies.
Sandy Hook Promise - Aims to create a culture engaged in preventing shootings, violence, and other harmful acts in school.
Survivors Empowered - A national network for survivors by survivors. Provides support and referrals to services to survivors of violence, and connects them to a support network of other survivors in their area.
Team Enough Executive Council - Led by students that have been affected by gun violence and are acting to make change by choosing a congress that will pass a law to reduce shootings.
The Impact Of Gun Violence On Children And Teen - Helps youth get the help they need after a traumatic moment.
The Melissa Institute - Help prevent violence and promote safer communities through educational and application of research-based knowledge.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network - Has access to resources and services for traumatized children, their families, and communities.
The Trace - Provides information on America’s gun violence crisis.
Together for Children Coalition - Holds neighborhood planning meetings on the causes of youth violence ideas to address them.
Trauma Prevention - Help children and teens even adults take a proactive approach to preventing trauma and injury.
Youth Alert - Helps youth “survive and thrive” through empowerment, youth equality and teamwork.
The Jessi Ghawi Memorial Scholarship - $5,000 merit scholarship for a graduating high school senior or non-graduating college student who’s a survivor of gun violence or who has lost an immediate family member to gun violence.
Crime Victim Compensation - Helps crime victims and their immediate families with the financial costs of crime.