3/17/2023- In this newsletter, in addition to sharing our updates, we highlight work that is being done to turn back the tide of gun violence in Chester, Delco, and Pennsylvania.Chester is seeing a decline in gun violence and Chester Community Coalition is part of creating that decline
10/18/2022- Alexia and Ed attend President Biden's address on ending gun violence, Soul Boxes, Strategic Plan, Alexia testifies at PA Senate Hearings on gun violence
12/22/2022- Last year, CCC served 317 people, through training, individual therapy, and through the Emergency Department at Crozer-Chester Medical Center
11/20/2020- Helping a family cope with tragedy, and CCC's annual report for FY 2020 (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020)
8/25/2020- New website. Chester history, structural racism, and helping to heal
5/12/2020- For decades, gun violence has disproportionately affected disadvantaged African-American neighborhoods, and now these same communities are hardest hit by coronavirus. Book Report: Uneasy Peace: The Great Crime Decline, the Renewal of City Life, and The Next War on Violence. Philip Sharkey
3/21/2020- The first months of this year have seen too many lives ended too soon. We keep these names in memory, and pray for comfort for their mourning families.Book Report: In Pursuit of Peace: Building Police Community Trust to Break the Cycle of Violence. Giffords Law Center.
11/20/2019- It has been a busy, productive fall for us, with a lot to be grateful for! Recruitment is up and attrition is down from last year. Book Report: Bleeding Out: The Devastating Consequences of Urban Violence and a Bold New Plan. by Thomas Abt.
9/17/2019- Chester Community Coalition’s Annual Report for FY 2019 (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019)
4/17/2019- Thanks to lots of input and, in collaboration with the therapists from Child Guidance Resource Centers, we are happy to introduce our new name and logo! Book Report: Wrong Place, Wrong Time: Trauma and Violence in the Lives of Young Black Men. Dr. John A. Rich
10/23/2018- Once upon a time, there was an old man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing.He had a habit of walking on the beach every morning before he began his work.
7/11/2018- Chester, PA- June 28, 2018 - The Chester Community Coalition has received a $421,731 grant from Catholic Health Initiatives’ Mission and Ministry Fund through the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia to provide trauma-informed support services to survivors of gun violence and $9,800 from Congregation Ohev Shalom’s Outreach Grant to provide art therapy for young children from families bereaved by violence in Chester, PA.
5/11/2018- Once upon a time, there was an old man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing.He had a habit of walking on the beach every morning before he began his work.
4/16/2018- During 2017, gun homicides and accidents killed 15,549 Americans; out of that number, only 433 were killed in mass shootings. Can you tell by the media coverage? Book report on Race and the Politics of Deception: The Making of an American City. Christopher Mele
Shrinks on Third Podcast: There's Something Very Isolating about Murder- Psychologists Cindy Ariel and Julie Mayer use their wit, wisdom, and womanhood to explore social justice and personal growth. This podcast session featured Alexia Clarke, MPH, Program Director, and Fran Stier, Ph.D., Finance Officer, about their work at the Chester Community Coalition helping families heal from gun violence.