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OSHN Media Highlights:

 

Free mental health counseling may soon be available in your neighborhood  |  89.3 WFPL  (11/15/22)

Dozens of people opted for free therapy appointments that Louisville Metro’s Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods, or OSHN, reserved for people experiencing racial, domestic and sexual trauma last month.

 
Louisville group hosts first networking event to stop youth violence  |  WAVE 11: YouTube  (10/25/22)

Youth Engagement Services (YES!) hosted about 10 different youth organizations at the Norton Healthcare Sports and Learning Center Monday on the West End.

 
Louisville service organizations work together to prevent violence among youth  |  WAVE 3  (10/25/22)

Multiple youth-focused organizations met on Tuesday to discuss and share resources for the city’s expanding youth violence prevention and community engagement efforts.

 
New city program to focus on youth violence prevention in Louisville  |  WDRB 41  (10/25/22)

Louisville's Office of Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods hosted a networking event at the Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center as part of the city's new Youth Engagement Services (YES) effort.  

 
50 organizations meet to discuss youth violence prevention  |  Spectrum News 1  (10/25/22)

Coming together to target youth violence prevention was an easy yes for 50 organizations and businesses. 

 
Louisville group to host final Ambassadors Institute Training session  |  WHAS 11  (10/15/22)

OSHN representatives said their ambassador training offers a curriculum designed to train and inform citizens on 'practical violence interventions'.

 
'Come in and unpack that load': Louisville group provides counseling for men of color  |  WHAS 11  (10/14/22)

One local group is making sure men of color have a safe place to express themselves.

 
Office of Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods offer free mental health screenings for men of color  |  WAVE 3  (10/14/22)

Louisville’s Office of Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods (OSHN) is encouraging men of color to step up this October and take care of their mental health.

 
'You don't have anything to lose' Louisville Billboards encouraging men of color to seek free counseling  |  WDRB 41  (10/10/22)

Billboards and bus stop signs are popping up across Louisville, advertising free counseling available this month for those facing daily discrimination, poverty and exposure to violence.

 
Louisville Metro looks to boost civic engagement with new youth cabinet  |  89.3 WFPL  (10/3/22)

The Youth Cabinet is aimed at getting youth between the ages of 16 and 24 engaged in politics and government.

 
Louisville Metro is offering free trauma counseling to men of color  |  89.3 WFPL  (10/3/22)

The city’s Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods, or OSHN, is making an effort this month to raise awareness about mental health issues and make treatment more accessible, particularly to men of color.

 
We See You, Sis: Nannette Dix  |  Today's Woman  (10/1/22)

Self-Proclaimed Bootleg Therapist Helps People Find their ‘Aha’ Moment.

 
OSHN program encouraging Louisville men of color to get free mental help in October  |  WDRB 41  (9/30/22)

OSHN's Trauma Resilient Communities initiative is offering free counseling for Black, Hispanic and Indigenous men suffering from "mental distress caused by daily exposure to environmental violence, poverty and racial injustice."

 
Could a gun buy-back program help with Louisville's gun violence?  |  WHAS 11  (9/20/22)

As we look toward solutions to the city's growing gun violence, gun buy-back programs come to mind for some.

 
Faith leaders discuss Louisville gun violence in prayer ceremony  |  WAVE 3  (8/18/22)

Louisville religious leaders gathered at Jefferson Square Park on Wednesday to discuss challenging issues facing the city, including gun violence.

 
Be the change: Louisville looking for ambassadors for neighborhood program  |  WHAS 11  (8/16/22)

The Office of Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods hosts several ambassador trainings each year to help lower the number of homicides in Louisville.

 
COVID funds from feds create Louisville's violence prevention network  |  Courier-Journal  (7/12/22)

How Louisville's violence prevention network is trying to stop shootings before they start.

 
Louisville mayor announces 'Safe Summer Bash' funding for community programs  |  WAVE 3  (6/22/22)

Louisville Metro is providing hundreds of thousands of dollars in funds for youth-focused programs throughout the city this summer.

 
Report: Shootings in Louisville Metro down 40 percent compared to first half of 2021  |  WAVE 3  (5/23/22)

Louisville's Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods has contributed to a 16% reduction in violence and a 40% reduction in shootings compared to last year.

 
Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods says violence decreasing in neighborhoods  |  WDRB 41  (5/23/22)

The Louisville Metro Government organization that responds to and addresses root causes of violence said its work has contributed to a reduction in violence.

 
Louisville office combating gun violence through 'public health' approach  |  WHAS 11  (10/5/21)

Instead of focusing on solving crimes after they happen, the office is tasked with creating strategies to prevent violent acts from happening in the first place.

 
Mayor names Williams, Kelsey to Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods leadership roles  |  WAVE 3  (9/8/20)

Mayor Greg Fischer has named two people to leadership roles for the Louisville Metro Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods.

 
Teens making a difference in Louisville  |  Spectrum News 1  (6/28/19)

Watch an interview with two of our One Love Louisville Youth Implementation Team Members.

 
2019 Forty Under 40 Class  |  Louisville Business First  (6/27/19)

OSHN Team Member Nubia Bennett has been named as a member of the 2019 Forty Under 40 class.

 
2019 BMe Community Genius Fellows  (5/29/19)

OSHN Team Member Lavel White has been selected as a Louisville BMe Communitiy Genius Fellow and recipient of a generous donation towards a community impact project of his making. 

 
Ignite Louisville Class of Fall 2019  (4/29/19)

OSHN Team Member Lavel White has been chosen as a member of the Leadership Louisville: Ignite Louisville Class of Fall 2019. 


 

 

Mayor's Give-A-Day Week of Service 2019

 
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As part of the Mayor's Give-A-Day Week of Service everyone is encouraged to give back in any way to the community. Members of the Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods traveled to Newcomer Academy to assist in painting a new and inspiring mural for students. Newcomer Academy serves students who are in their first year of instruction in the United States and English learners. 

Learn more about this Give-A-Day Week project

 

 

National Youth Violence Prevention Week 2019 Recap

National Youth Violence Prevention Week (NYVPW) is a week-long celebration encouraging everyone to promote peace among youth and young adults. The Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods acts as coordinator with multiple partners to bring citizens together for some small act that supports youth and community-wide peace.  Did you miss an event during NYVPW? Enjoy some of the video highlights below!

 
National Youth Violence Prevention Week Kick-off  (4/8/19)

Press conference including a performance by the Young Prodigies and speakers: Mayor Fischer, Fadumo Abdullahi (OSHN Youth Implementation Team), Rashaad Abdur-Rahman (OSHN), Dr. Kate DeFarrari (JCPS), David James (Metro Council President), and Lyndon Pryor (Louisville Urban League)

 
OSHN NYVPW Community Walk  (4/10/19)

Members of OSHN and partner organizations engaging community members .

 
OSHN and Partners Community Resource Fair  (4/10/19)

OSHN staff and partner organizations engaging the community and providing resources.

 
Ignite Louisville Class of Fall 2019  (4/29/19)

OSHN Team Member Lavel White has been chosen as a member of the Leadership Louisville: Ignite Louisville Class of Fall 2019. 


 
 

Trauma Resilient Community (TRC) Project Launch

 

More than a dozen local organizations undergo trauma resilience training  (10/15/19)

Employees from more than a dozen agencies across the city are learning what it means to be a trauma-resilient community.

 
City will use $5million trauma resilience grant to help families affected by trauma  (4/16/19)

Read about the launch of our TRC Project.

 
Trauma Resilient Community (TRC) Initiative Grant Launch  (4/9/19)

TRC Initiative Luncheon featuring guest speaker Dr. Wendy Ellis.

 
City will use $5million Trauma Resilience Grant to Help Families Affected by Trauma  (4/9/19)

The Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods, Kent School of Social Work and Center for Trauma Resilient Communities launch the Trauma Resilient Community (TRC) Initiative Grant.

 
$5million Grant will help Louisville Families Suffering from Trauma  (4/9/19)

The Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods, Kent School of Social Work and Center for Trauma Resilient Communities launch the Trauma Resilient Community (TRC) Initiative Grant.

 
UofL partners on $5million initiative for trauma-resilient community  (11/13/18)

Read about the Trauma Resilient Community project announcement from the University of Louisville.

 
Mayor announces Federal Grant to launch Trauma Resilient Community Initiative  (11/12/18)

Read about OSHN's partnership with the Kent School of Social Work, Centerstone and others through a Dept. of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAHMSA) Grant.

 
THRIVE Fellowship Announcement  (7/27/18)

Read the Mayor's announcement for our new program.

 
We must treat violence like a public health issue  (6/13/18)

Read a Courier-Journal op-ed from Alice Bridges, an Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods Advisory Council member.

 
OSHN seeks to double budget  (5/31/18)

Read about the budget approval for OSHN.

 
Connections with Renee Shaw  (2/13/17)

Watch an interview with director, Rashaad Abdur-Rahman and KET's Renee Shaw


 

 

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