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File #: 1414-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/19/2017 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 6/12/2017 Final action: 6/14/2017
Title: To authorize an appropriation of $175,000.00 to Columbus Public Health within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund in support of the Community Resiliency Program. ($175,000.00)
Sponsors: Priscilla Tyson, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Shannon G. Hardin, Jaiza Page, Michael Stinziano, Zach M. Klein
Attachments: 1. Ord 1414-2017 Legislation Template
This ordinance authorizes appropriations in support of Columbus Public Health’s Community Resiliency Program, a pilot initiative of the Columbus CARE (Community, Action, Resilience, and Empowerment) Coalition. The mission of the Coalition as defined by its members is to engage, support, and educate both the Columbus residents who experience trauma, as well as the community organizations who serve those residents, including mental health providers, community organizations and city government. The Coalition’s work is action-oriented, and includes systematically increasing education among Columbus residents and community service providers about psychological trauma and trauma-informed care approaches, building an infrastructure for rapid response to traumatic events that affect a whole community, and directly engaging with residents from neighborhoods experiencing trauma and inequity through a trauma-informed perspective in order to increase resiliency in individuals, families, and Columbus communities.

The objective of the Community Resiliency Program is to utilize the existing infrastructure of the current CARE Coalition to address neighborhood resiliency within Linden and the Hilltop. To that end, the CARE Coalition will engage in the following activities for the pilot: engage with the community in learning about adverse childhood experience (ACE), trauma, and resiliency; engage with the community in planning for an active response to residents who have/are experiencing trauma; provide direct services with community residents for intervention and assistance with access to care for psychosocial and physical trauma; and research other best practices for trauma-informed care and resiliency from around the country for learning, insight, and future planning.

The pilot will engage with key community leaders from these two neighborhoods’ (including but not limited to) churches, non-profits, and Pride Centers. Separate community-based planning committees ...

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