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Everytown for Gun Safety Project
2021-2022

Justice demands...

....the truth be told,

...to whatever extent possible the

harm be repair, and

...the conditions that produced

The injustice be changed.

-Archbishop Desmond Tutu

RESOURCES

  • Guns and violence against women research product that talks about disproportionate impact, including the unequal burden of firearm-related intimate partner violence on certain communities and how there's a lot that we don't know about those populations with high risk;

  • On covid and gun violence, including gun sales surge, the risk of gun suicide and unintentional shootings and so much more;

  • Gun safety storage educational program called Be SMART to help normalize conversations about gun safety and responsible behavior;

  • About other types of gun violence on Everytown’s  home page;

Footnotes:

  1. Moms Demand Action is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence.

  2. Student Demand Action  are young activists committed to ending gun violence in our communities.

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Our House, Inc. - Journey to Justice
to end Gun Violence against Domestic Violence Victims

Our House, Inc.

Series: 45 October 2021

Voices Against Interpersonal Violence: S.T.E.P.S.

 Speak out*Teach* Educate*Protect*Serve

OCTOBER - VOICES

Donate to help survivors of violence!

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 1, 2021

 

PRESS CONTACT

Dr. Patricia Ann Davenport

ourhouse@ourhousenewbirth.com

662-332-5683 (Helpline)

 

OUR HOUSE, INC. RECEIVES FUNDING FROM EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY SUPPORT FUND TO SUPPORT CRUCIAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WORK

 

Domestic Violence Groups are on the Front Lines as COVID-19 Continues to Exacerbate the Domestic Violence and Gun Violence Crisis

 

October 1, 2021 — Our House, Inc., a Greenville, MS-based domestic violence group, will receive [$10,000] in grant funding from Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund to support the critical work of community-led domestic violence and gun violence intervention programs. Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund is the education, research and litigation arm of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country, supported by grassroots volunteer arms Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action.

 

“Local domestic violence and gun violence intervention programs continue to be on the front lines of dual public health crises,” said Becky George, Senior Advisor for External Engagement and Programs at Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund. “We are honored to support and partner with these vital groups using evidence-based strategies to prevent domestic violence and gun violence in their communities.”

 

Statistics about our Home Base, Greenville, MS

Greenville is a city located in Washington CountyMississippi. It is also the county seat of Washington County. With a 2020 population of 27,605, it is the 10th largest city in Mississippi and the 1392nd largest city in the United States . Greenville is currently declining at a rate of -2.61% annually and its population has decreased by -19.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 34,400 in 2010. Greenville reached its highest population of 45,226 in 1990. Spanning over 28 miles, Greenville has a population density of 1,026 people per square mile.The average household income in Greenville is $47,717 with a poverty rate of 37.34%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $694 per month, and the median house value is $78,300. The median age in Greenville is 36.9 years, 33.2 years for males, and 39.1 years for females.

 

Greenville Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Greenville was:

  • Black or African American: 81.73%

  • White: 16.09%

  • Two or more races: 0.86%

  • Asian: 0.79%

  • Other race: 0.38%

  • Native American: 0.15%

  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%

 

January to October 2021, there have been 26 gun related killings in Greenville, MS of which 4 were domestic violence incidents. Our prayers are with the families and law enforcement officials as they deal with the fallout of the crimes/murders.

 

Our House, Inc. plans to utilize this award to provide needed and necessary trainings for local law enforcement officers and community leaders on the danger of gun violence in our community. Advocates from around the world will bring their knowledge and expertise to the MS Delta.

 

1.

July 2021: Submitted grant application to Everytown Gun Safety Project

2.

September 1, 2021: Received Grant Award Letter

3.

October 1, 2021: Press Announcement of Award (by Newsletter)

4.

October 2, 2021: Dr. Patricia Ann Davenport & Mrs. Felecia Thomas attended  "The trauma-informed survivor storytelling workshop hosted by Everytown   from Noon - 4 pm EST (9 am-Noon PST).  

 

Outcomes: Workshop attendees will connect with other survivors from across the country, learn the importance of taking care of yourself as a survivor, and workshop the Story of Self, Us and Now public narrative model in order to effectively share their story to raise awareness and inspire others to join the movement to end gun violence and domestic violence.

 

Everytown provided the following: 

5.

October 7, 2021:  Check-in call with Everytown's Mentors and staff ..... discussion of project's objectives and available resources.

6.

October 8, 2021: Created Web Page for Journey of Justice.

7.

October 14, 2021: Webinar on "Connecting Silos: The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Gun Violence" coordinated by Everytown, 1:00 pm.  Registration was placed on Our House's Website Calendar  to invite others to attend.  Staff Attendees: Dr. Patricia Davenport & Mrs. Felecia Thomas

8.

October 27, 2021: First Law Enforcement Awareness Program with Indianola Police Department, Sunflower County, Mississippi, 6:00 pm

9.

October 27, 2021:  Delta State University: Students' Awareness Program on Domestic and Gun Violence, hosted in Cleveland, Bolivar County, Mississippi.