PHILADELPHIA ANNOUNCES NEW “211” VIOLENCE PREVENTION HOTLINE

NAYZE MEDIA

PHILADELPHIA, P.A.

Cover Photo Courtesy: The Philadelphia Inquirer

City officials said a new telephone number in Philadelphia is designed to provide “real-time resources” to critical violence prevention and intervention services. A report from 6 ABC ACTION NEWS said the announcement was made on Monday.

PHOTO COURTESY: PHILADELPHIA CITY COUNCIL

Officials described the new service as, a number city residents can call to access specialized resources to help resolve a potentially dangerous situation before it turns violent. Some uses for the new number include:

Conflict Intervention

Youth Violence Prevention

Peer Counseling

After-school programs, mentoring services, and academic support services

And a host of other services.

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