KING OF PRUSSIA, PA — Morgan Properties recently announced its philanthropic support of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Violence Prevention (CVP) whose mission is to reduce the exposure to and impact of violence among children, teens, and families. Morgan Properties donation will help further the CVP’s outstanding work in the prevention of violence through evidence-based interventions. They join numerous federal government, state/city government, foundations, and professional organizations in supporting this life-changing mission; including the National Institutes of Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Office for Victims of Crimes in partnership with the Department of Justice.
“As the third largest multifamily owner/operator in the country, our support represents a commitment to helping the Center for Violence Prevention in its important efforts to prevent exposure to violence and therefore its devastating effects on communities everywhere,” said Jason Morgan, Principal and President of Morgan Properties Special Situations. “Education and access to key resources offered by organizations like CVP is critical to keeping each other informed and safe, especially for the residents and employees we support across 350 communities in nineteen states.”
CHOP’s CVP conducts community-focused research and designs innovative, evidence-based programs that are implemented, disseminated, and sustained across clinical, school and neighborhood settings. Its work is trauma-informed and rooted in racial equity and social justice. A key aim of the Center for Violence Prevention is to reduce early exposure to violence whenever possible and to utilize appropriate interventions to mitigate the impact of violence when a child is victimized. The Center’s research and programs focus on important areas like bullying prevention, community violence and trauma support, suicide prevention and gun safety.
“Exposure to violence is a critical healthcare issue for youth and young adults. We are grateful to Morgan Properties for their support of CVP’s evidence-based programming and community-focused research, as we aim to prevent and reduce the effect of violence on the current and future health of children,” said Joel Fein, MD, MPH and Stephen Leff, PhD, CVP co-directors.
The commitment towards mitigating the rise of violence, particularly among children and teens, is more urgent than ever. Guns are now the leading cause of death among children and teens in the United States. On June 2, 2023, the country will recognize National Gun Violence Awareness Day. “Morgan Properties looks forward to sponsoring CHOP’s CVP to help fund their research and programs, and to providing access to their educational resources and prevention tools to the thousands of people who call our communities home,” added Jonathan Morgan, President of Morgan Properties JV.
Learn more about Morgan Properties at www.morganproperties.com.
For more information on the Center for Violence Prevention, visit https://violence.chop.edu.