When someone is injured, they go to the hospital. The doctors, nurses, and staff there assist them in healing their bodies. Additional supports like counseling and meeting their basic needs can help them get better in other ways and prevent them from experiencing violence again.
Individuals between the ages of 18 and 25 who are injured by a firearm in the New Orleans area may be able to participate in a unique opportunity to receive additional support beyond healthcare. This includes:
Working with a case manager to set & reach personal goals Connecting to housing, employment, education, & other resources outside of medical care that can help in recovery Participating in firearm safety training & receiving a safe firearm storage device (optional) Participation includes:
A brief initial interview Two follow-up surveys at 3 months & 6 months Some participants will receive monthly visits with a case manager for 6 months (randomly assigned) One-time firearm safety training (optional) Individuals can participate for no charge and will receive a compensation for each survey completed. Transportation to meetings can be provided.