Philadelphia Eagles | End Philly Gun Violence

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According to Everytown for Gun Safety, more than 110 Americans are killed by guns and approximately 200 more are shot and wounded every day. In Philadelphia, gun violence continues to be a major concern and has disproportionately affected underserved communities of color. Philadelphia is averaging nearly six shootings per day with 188 residents having lost their lives in 2022 (as of June 1), indicating that gun violence is still one of the leading issues facing residential communities, families, and individuals.

"Our hearts break for those who suffer through the trauma of losing a loved one to gun violence," said Jeffrey Lurie, Philadelphia Eagles Chairman & CEO. "These unspeakable tragedies wreak havoc in our communities and continue to occur with alarming frequency. As we search for ways to effect positive change in our society, we pray for those grieving in Philadelphia and around our country.

"These senseless acts of violence will not cease to occur without a concerted effort from those who govern our nation and make public policy. As a country, we need to call upon our lawmakers to enact tangible change and address this public crisis through appropriate gun safety legislation. These horrific disasters continue to occur across the United States. That is completely unacceptable and disheartening. We are faced with an epidemic plaguing our communities, and my hope is that we can influence our elected officials to create and pass legislation so the people in this country can feel safe when they leave their homes.

"Enough is enough! Assault weapons loaded with high-capacity magazines are a clear threat to public safety and should be banned. Furthermore, research shows that if a federal ban was still in place for assault weapons, there would be 70 percent fewer mass shooting deaths. Additionally, a mandatory universal background check could have a significant impact on mass shootings by ensuring that these dangerous firearms are not getting into the wrong hands," added Lurie.

As an additional measure to help reduce gun violence in the community, the Philadelphia Police Department will hold a gun buyback event at Lincoln Financial Field on Monday, June 6, from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Each individual who turns in an unloaded firearm to a police officer onsite will receive a $100 gift card funded by the Eagles and the Center for Violence Prevention at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. No questions will be asked and no appointment is needed.

Individuals turning in their unloaded firearms at Lincoln Financial Field on Monday are advised to enter Lot K off Pattison Avenue. All firearms must be unloaded and safely stored in the trunk of each vehicle so they can be easily accessed by police officials managing the exchange.

WAYS TO HELP

Why orange?

Why orange?

The Eagles will join the Wear Orange movement on Friday, June 3, by wearing orange practice shirts on the field to commemorate survivors and those who have fallen victim to gun violence.

Frontline Dads

Frontline Dads

The mission of Frontline Dads is to facilitate the intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and cultural development of African American men and at-risk youth by providing transformative programming.

Mothers In Charge

Mothers In Charge

Mothers In Charge is a violence prevention, education, and intervention-based organization that advocates and supports youth, young adults, families, and communities affected by violence.

CeaseFirePA

CeaseFirePA

CeaseFirePA works to ensure everyone can live a life free from gun violence by organizing with communities, educating the public, and maximizing the strengths of every member in its broad coalition.

RESOURCE MAP

The City of Philadelphia, Office of Policy and Strategic Initiatives for Criminal Justice & Public Safety has many resources to help you and the people you love step out of the violence. The map provides resources available to support creating safe neighborhoods.

Click toggle on the top left of the map to filter by resource or visit our resource list by scrolling down.

RESOURCE LIST

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Organization NameWebsite LinkCategory
Action WellnessVisit WebsiteSubstance Use Support, Reentry Support, Trauma Informed Services
Adults Can Learn To ReadVisit WebsiteLiteracy/Adult Ed
Apple Tree Family CenterVisit WebsiteHousing Support
Ardella's HouseVisit WebsiteParenting Skills, Life Skills, Mentor, Literacy/ Adult Ed, Restorative Justice/ Mediation, Substance Use Support, Community Service, Reentry Support
Baker IndustriesVisit WebsiteLife Skills, Mentor, Workforce, Job Readiness, Entrepreneurial Support
Beyond LiteracyVisit WebsiteLife Skills, Workforce, Literacy/Adult Ed, Job Readiness
Broad Street MinistryVisit WebsiteLife Skills, Restorative Justice, Reentry Support, Trauma Services, Job Readiness,
Community Legal ServicesVisit WebsiteRestorative Justice, Housing Support
Educational Data Systems, Inc.Visit WebsiteLife Skills, Mentor, Workforce, Literacy/Adult Ed, Job Readiness, Entrepreneurial Support
EducationWorksVisit WebsiteLife Skills, Mentor, Workforce, Literacy/Adult Ed, Substance Use Support, Trauma Services, Job Readiness,
Entrepreneur Works FundVisit WebsiteEntrepreneurial Support
First Step StaffingVisit WebsiteLife Skills, Workforce, Reentry Support, Job Readiness
Friends Rehabilitation ProgramVisit WebsiteLife Skills, Reentry Support, Job Readiness, Housing Support
Fruits of the Family TableVisit WebsiteLife Skills, Workforce, Reentry Support, Job Readiness, Housing Support
Goodwill Southern New Jersey & Philadelphia Visit WebsiteLife Skills, Workforce, Literacy/Adult Ed, Reentry Support, Job Readiness
Helping & Teaching Together, LLC Visit WebsiteLife Skills, Mentor, Reentry Support, Job Readiness, Entrepreneurial Support
Huruma Inc.215-420-9549Parenting Skills, Life Skills, Mentor, Workforce, Job Readiness, Entrepreneurial Support
I'm FREEVisit WebsiteLife Skills, Reentry Support, Trauma Services
Impact ServicesVisit WebsiteLife Skills, Mentor, Workforce, Reentry Support, Job Readiness, Housing Support
Innovative Treatment Alternatives, Inc.215-225-8960Parenting Skills, Life Skills, Mentor, Workforce, Literacy/Adult Ed, Substance Use Support, Reentry Support, Job Readiness, Entrepreneurial Support
JEVS Human ServicesVisit WebsiteParenting Skills, Life Skills, Mentor, Workforce, Literacy/Adult Ed, Reentry Support, Job Readiness, Entrepreneurial Support
Maternity Care CoalitionVisit WebsiteParenting Skills, Mentor, Substance Use Support, Reentry Support, Job Readiness
MenzfitVisit WebsiteLife Skills, Mentor, Workforce, Trauma Services, Job Readiness, Entrepreneurial Support
Mother's in ChargeVisit WebsiteParenting Skills, Reentry Support, Job Readiness
Mural ArtsVisit WebsiteLife Skills, Mentor, Workforce, Restorative Justice, Community Service, Reentry Support, Trauma Services, Entrepreneurial Support
New Leash on LifeVisit WebsiteLife Skills, Mentor, Workforce, Reentry Support, Trauma Services, Job Readiness
NOMO (New Options More Opportunities)Visit WebsiteLife Skills, Mentor, Workforce, Restorative Justice, Community Service, Trauma Services, Job Readiness
PA CareerLinkVisit WebsiteLife Skills, Workforce, Reentry Support, Job Readiness, Entrepreneurial Support
Pathway ForwardVisit WebsiteLife Skills, Mentor, Workforce, Literacy/Adult Ed, Job Readiness
Petey Greene ProgramVisit WebsiteLiteracy/Adult Ed
PhilabundanceVisit WebsiteLife Skills, Workforce, Job Readiness
Philadelphia FIGHTVisit WebsiteLife Skills, Mentor, Workforce, Literacy/Adult Ed, Substance Use Support, Reentry Support, Trauma Services, Job Readiness, Entrepreneurial Support
Philadelphia OICVisit WebsiteLife Skills, Workforce, Literacy/Adult Ed, Reentry Support, Job Readiness
PowerCorpsVisit WebsiteLife Skills, Mentor, Workforce, Literacy/Adult Ed, Reentry Support, Job Readiness
ODAAT (One Day At A Time)Visit WebsiteParenting Skills, Life Skills, Mentor, Workforce, Literacy/Adult Ed, Substance Use Support, Community Service, Trauma Services, Job Readiness
OHS Prevention UnitVisit WebsiteMentor, Housing Support
Office of Addiction Services & Community Behavioral Health's Recovery House InitiativeVisit WebsiteSubstance Use Support, Trauma Services, Housing Support
Roosevelt Darby CenterVisit WebsiteHousing Support
Sankofa Healing StudioVisit WebsiteReentry Support, Trauma Services
Sisters Returning HomeVisit WebsiteParenting Skills, Life Skills, Mentor, Reentry Support, Job Readiness, Housing Support
Sunday Breakfast Rescue MissionVisit WebsiteHousing Support
TempleVisit WebsiteLife Skills, Workforce, Literacy/Adult Ed, Substance Use Support, Trauma Services, Job Readiness, Entrepreneurial Support
The Center for Returning CitizensVisit WebsiteLife Skills, Mentor, Workforce, Reentry Support, Job Readiness
Why Not Prosper, Inc.Visit WebsiteParenting Skills, Life Skills, Mentor, Workforce, Reentry Support, Trauma Services, Job Readiness, Housing Support
YouthBuild Philly Charter SchoolVisit WebsiteParenting Skills, Life Skills, Mentor, Workforce, Literacy/Adult Ed, Restorative Justice, Community Service, Trauma Services, Job Readiness

Information provided by City of Philadelphia Office of Policy and Strategic Initiatives for Criminal Justice and Public Safety.