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The Paterson Healing Collective (PHC) is a hospital- based violence interventionprogram created by a multi- agency partnership that encompasses St. Joseph’sHospital, Reimagining Justice and the Health Coalition of Passaic County. It utilizes acommunity-based violence intervention strategy; operating from the framework that violence is a public health issue. PHC deploys Interventionists to mentor, provide referrals and victim services to those who are survivors of violence in the City of Paterson, NJ. PHC utilizes the strengths and connections of non-traditional, grassroots leaders (credible messengers who may have been justice involved, survivors of violence, former perpetrators of violence and community advocates) as mentors, supporting victims of violence between the ages of 12- 40 years old through a case management model.

The story of Jazz and Blues Society is the story of determination, passion, idealism, community, and of course, music. Founded in 1985 and incorporated in 1986, as a community based, not-for-profit, charitable arts organization located in Vancouver, British Columbia, the society, from the very beginning, has worked diligently to establish Vancouver as a centre for the creation and exchange of sounds and ideas between the local, national and international music communities.

The Paterson Healing Collective (PHC) is the first Hospital-based Violence Intervention Program in Passaic County. The program was created in partnership with St. Joseph’s hospital to provide support and intervention for survivors of violence.

The Paterson Healing Collective (PHC) is a hospital- based violence interventionprogram created by a multi- agency partnership that encompasses St. Joseph’sHospital, Reimagining Justice and the Health Coalition of Passaic County. It utilizes acommunity-based violence intervention strategy; operating from the framework that violence is a public health issue. PHC deploys Interventionists to mentor, provide referrals and victim services to those who are survivors of violence in the City of Paterson, NJ. PHC utilizes the strengths and connections of non-traditional, grassroots leaders (credible messengers who may have been justice involved, survivors of violence, former perpetrators of violence and community advocates) as mentors, supporting victims of violence between the ages of 12 – 40 years old through a case management model.