Violence Prevention

Catholic Health Initiatives, nationally, and CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health, locally, are committed to creating and promoting a culture of non-violence in our communities. We view this as an essential element of healthy communities and a healthier society. Our advocacy for non-violence builds on the rich legacy of our founding congregations. Across the country in communities in which Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is present our work includes:

  • Public policy initiatives
  • Community-based programs
  • Sharing of leading practices
  • External networking and socially responsible investing

In 2008, CHI introduced our system-wide United Against Violence initiative, the first of its kind to be sponsored by a national nonprofit health system. This national program is our system’s formal commitment to violence prevention. It provides funding and support to help CHI’s local operations create or expand violence prevention programs in the communities we serve.

Listen to Kevin Lofton, President and CEO of our National Healthcare System, talk about CHI’s commitment to violence prevention:

CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health is committed to the effort to reduce all forms of violence in the Lancaster Community.

Past Community Initiative Grant Recipients for Violence Prevention have included

  • Domestic Violence Services
  • Crispus Attucks Community Center

For information on how to apply for a Community Initiatives Grant visit our How to Apply page.