Healing Hurt People Portland (HHPP) serves men of color (between the ages of 10 to 33 years old) that have experienced intentional trauma such as gunshot or stab wounds.
To help reduce retaliatory violence, HHPP responds to local emergency (trauma) centers to immediately acknowledge the trauma and find ways to connect the victim to resources. This may include emotional support, family support, housing, medical follow-up, substance abuse treatment, legal and educational support.
HHPP is currently conducting S.E.L.F. Groups with young men housed at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Center. S.E.L.F. is a curriculum-based, psycho-educational group divided into four modules; Safety, Emotion, Loss and Future. Each module designed to introduce participants to the basic problems from being exposed to overwhelming life experiences.
HHPP uses a trauma-informed approach. The approach takes into consideration the client’s life course of hardships and recognizes that addressing any trauma is critical to breaking the cycle of violence.
Male clients that have experienced trauma, are of color and are between the ages of 10 to 33 years are referred to Healing Hurt People from local emergency departments.
If you know anyone that is trying to cope with a traumatic incident of violence, call Healing Hurt People Portland: 503-889-2515.
Thank you to Healing Hurt People Philadelphia for helping us to develop Portland’s program, and Legacy Emanuel Medical Center for being our partner. A thank you to CareOregon, and Open Meadow High School Community 101 group for the financial contributions.
Healing Hurt People receives funding from a grant awarded by the Oregon Youth Development Council.