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Hope and Heal Blog

  • September 1, 2020| Brian Malte

    Gun Violence Prevention as an Integral Part of Community Revitalization

    Successful economic development and neighborhood safety cannot succeed unless gun violence, in all of its forms, is addressed in communities. Continue Reading >>
  • July 20, 2020| Brian Malte & Refugio "Cuco" Rodriguez

    Systemic Changes to Public Safety: Going Beyond Police Reform

    If this moment is just about police reform, we will have wasted an opportunity to create a more equitable world. Continue Reading
  • June 5, 2020| Brian Malte

    We see you. We hear you. We support you.

    Every June organizations, communities, corporations, and funders paint their worlds orange in support of Gun Violence Awareness Month. This year it takes on another level of urgency with the extreme turmoil, hurt, and heartache in the country. Continue Reading
  • May 27, 2020| Refugio "Cuco" Rodriguez

    We are in this together – but not quite

    As the nation’s only state-based gun violence prevention fund, the Hope and Heal Fund is extremely concerned with the current and long-lasting impact of COVID-19 on communities disproportionately impacted by gun violence. Continue Reading
  • April 22, 2020| Brian Malte

    Rise in Gun Sales Amid Covid-19 Should Propel Philanthropy to Act

    These are uncertain and scary times. With COVID-19 spreading throughout our country, people are doing their best to adapt to home isolation -- stocking up on supplies like toilet paper and canned goods. And guns. Continue Reading